So my coach recommended that I start keeping statistics on my puzzle performance. And he warned me in advance that the numbers will fluctuate wildly. And he was right! Yikes.
Here's what I do. I have the Chess.com puzzles open on part of my tablet screen and I use the program Counter by DaisyApps and have it open on the other half of the screen like this:
So I am keeping record by tapping whether I got a puzzle right or wrong. Then I just plug the information into a spreadsheet and look at the percentages:
And it calculates a 5-day running average, which is about 54% right now.
So what have I learned? I suck! LOL Kidding... I was prepared to see numbers like this. But even though my numbers are low, I can already see some development in my thought processes during games. It is minor, but it is there.
I also learned that when I'm not feeling well, my performance is abysmal. I mean, look at that 25% day I had. I was feeling pretty lousy and could tell my mind couldn't focus properly. So I gave up that day; but still documented it.
So that's where I am. I will continue to plug away and see what happens!