akechi wrote:Hey all,
For those of you who like to categorize and catalog all of your LR misses / mistakes, how do you go about doing so? I have been using a really caveman-ish approach by simply typing up my mistakes in a single word file. For example, if I missed a question during my Cambridge Weaken packet drilling, I would write:
PT6-S4-Q10; Conclusion: Blah Blah; Premise: Blah Blah; Original Analysis: Blah Blah; Revised / Correct Analysis: Blah Blah; Answer Choices: Blah Blah.
However, this method is incredibly disorganized and does not really work all that well as a study tool. I have been doing this for a couple weeks and its incredibly difficult to see a pattern to my mistakes; instead, I just see a wall of text that I have to sift through in order to match up my mistakes to previous mistakes. I was hoping someone had a better method to keep track of one's mistakes in an organized and readable fashion. I have also tried organizing my mistakes per Mike Kim's suggestion of creating broad / general templates such as: 1) "Read it wrong" which encompasses, incorrectly IDing the conclusion, not understanding the reasoning, etc, 2) "Thought it wrong" 3) "Solved it wrong". However, even with these distinctions, I feel like merely typing these sub-divided mistakes into a single word file would still be an incredibly inefficient way to organize my mistakes.
Would anyone like to share their method for filing their list of mistakes?
I think it's beneficial that you are writing out the solutions, but I don't think organizing your errors by type will do anything but make you more organized. I personally don't write out anything. I sort of just learn from each problem and move on. I have a rough idea of what mistakes I'm prone too without the data.
I know Walt Grace has hundreds of LR questions written out, but I doubt he's organized them by error type. Seems kind of time consuming.