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Keeping an error log

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Keeping an error log

by keerthanas » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:15 am
Hi everyone,

I am just starting on my GMAT journey and I want to keep an error log so I can track my progress. What is the best way to do this? What has/hasn't worked?

Thanks much in advance!

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by ceilidh.erickson » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:30 am
To some degree, it's a matter of personal preference. When I was studying, I would write myself post-it reminders and stick them around my desk: "don't drop negative signs!" "write legibly!" etc. The act of writing it down and seeing it every time I sat down to study was helpful to me. But... this isn't the method I would recommend for everyone, because eventually your desk will look like this:

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A much better way to do it - a way that will keep you organized when reviewing - is to keep a spreadsheet that you can organize by question type, topic, error type, etc.

I have detailed instructions for how to do this here: https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/blog ... -studying/
Ceilidh Erickson
EdM in Mind, Brain, and Education
Harvard Graduate School of Education