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By zzzzsust19, history, 2 months ago,

Look at this solve count. I have accumulated 100+ 1900 rating problem solves, but am barely an Expert. My practice approach doesn't look alright. If you are wondering how I practice, I arrange a sheet of problems, which are taken from the problemset ordered in ascending order of rating. No guides, no tutorial, no tags (Yes tags if I am stuck on it for a while), until the problem is solved. But somehow it doesn't feel right. It feels like I am still just as good as I was when I had half the 1900 solves I currently have.

And also, somehow 1900 feels easier than 1800. Am I imagining things

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 » 2 months ago, # |   +1 I hope you'll reach your goals very soon if you work hard! Could you please tell how did you make the picture from the post?
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   -7 Do you mean how I added the picture or how I got the diagram?
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 How you got the diagram
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +6 codeforces visualizer
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 Thank you!
 » 2 months ago, # |   0 Can you please share the practice question.. I mean the problem set for me.. I am beginner now... I want to practice alot
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   -7 They are just sets of problems rated 1800, 1900, 2000. I don't think they will help you yet. Right now, you should focus more on 1200, 1400 and then 1600 problems once you are around 1300
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 Okay bro... I will definitely practice hard and get rise
 » 2 months ago, # |   -10 How fast are you actually solving them?
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   -10 Kind of random. Sometimes withing half an hour, sometimes a few days. On average less than two hours I guess
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +5 I solved problems in a similar way and I feel it helped me a lot. I used https://c2-ladders.com/ which is not super amazing but better than just solving randomly/sorted by the number of solves.Also, div 3. problems are still (it was updated at some point, previously it was even worse) easier than the rating suggests, I would definitely consider them to have at least -100 rating if not -200.Just keep solving and it will pay eventually. Possibly you will feel no effect for a month or two but then you will feel a lot in a short period of time.
 » 2 months ago, # |   +1 Are you attempting contests under stress? Maybe rating stress/ seeing your peers improve whilst you're not at their level?If this is the problem, then mate I would suggest you to not put so much equity on CP. You need to understand that whatever you're doing is amazing and enough. Get out of that toxic competitiveness. It's hard at the beginning (maybe take a break from CP and do something else for eg. build a website or take some small course, etc.) but once you get out of that zone, you'll notice that the only obstacle in your growth was you.Hope this helps!
 » 2 months ago, # |   +3 take a break
 » 2 months ago, # |   +28 you haven't done a contest in 3 months sir
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   -27 My last contest overall was last month in which I became expert. My peak rating still is way less than 1700, not too high than this one.
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +31
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   +2 Make sure to have 5 minutes after the acceptance for recapping by asking yourself some questionsfor example, make sure you understood the solution well, find out how could you solve it quicker (the steps you would take to reach the solution quicker), how could you sort the thinking steps in your brain to reach the solution and many other questions you will figure out by yourself.I think if you tried to recap after each problem, your brain will be more organized in the next problemsAlso participate in contests as many as you can without worrying about ranks (If you are master you will get it whatever happened)
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 Kofta Sorry for asking this but which Ladder you are talking about is it A2oj?
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 A2oj is the one I am using, it's really good.there is also Mostafa Saad's sheets
•  » » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 Sir, many people talked about these ladder eventually few good coders are also said that its too old and now it wont be helpful. as a beginner what u can suggest us. sort a certain rating in with lowest submission and solve this?
•  » » » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 https://c2-ladders.com/ is basically an updated version of a2oj.
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 3 →   +4 Make sure you solve problems around 1600-1700 quickly before trying to solve 1900. if the foundation is weak, the building will fallFor this, I prefer solving from ladders
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 can u suggest me some tips for improvements, seeing my rating?I'm not improving much.
 » 2 months ago, # |   0 I think it might be related to how you're choosing the problems aswell, is it random?
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Yes, it's completely random, if you mean topic-wise
 » 2 months ago, # |   +40 Don't lie bro, this is not your problem solves YoursRather it is of this person below. AshrafSustS19Quit alting bro.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 That's a shocker!
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ | ← Rev. 2 →   +1 how did you find him?
 » 2 months ago, # |   0 I guess you haven't even given enough contests you as your graph slope is increasing you should think about rating when you are stuck in a particular range for months
 » 2 months ago, # |   +23 it is not your profile sir, you have solved 21 problems of difficulty == 1900omegalul I guess
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 Yes, such a troll
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 Btw, how long have you been practicing like this. I also have been practicing in a similar manner. It's been around a year since I started grinding.
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   +3 since start of 2022 year.I felt I was making no progress for a long time, and decided to solve 250+ problems of each difficulty starting at 1900, right now at 2200 and it finally seems like I am getting better
 » 2 months ago, # |   +3 Another thing that could be affecting this is that problems that are really old were rated differently than the ones now.Most recent problems of 1000-1100 difficulty for me take me around 20 minutes to solve, but when I attempt 1000-1100 problems from like 5 years ago it takes me an average of 4 minutes. I think it has to be related to the fact that in older times people would start from 1400 rating instead of 0
 » 2 months ago, # |   +3 Perhaps you should work on speed as well. GraphAs you can see, I can only solve problems significantly lower rated in contest than those I do than those in practice. Also, I don’t like to use problem ratings as a metric because they aren’t tailored to the individual. Just upsolve and solve problems you struggle on, or at least work on those topics.
•  » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 could you send the site please ?
•  » » » 2 months ago, # ^ |   0 It’s a bot in the official usaco server, I’m not sure if you can invite it. There are similar graphs in https://cfviz.netlify.app/
 » 2 months ago, # |   0 This is an advice from personal experience, so take it with a grain of salt. Start from Leetcode (if you haven't). Codeforces problems have a much wider range of topics, and some rely heavily on logic, which can be tough to practice. I currently have 538 lc+cf problems solved total (in my lifetime), and feels like I can solve <2000 problems rather consistently in contest.
 » 2 months ago, # | ← Rev. 2 →   0 Why are you using someone else's profile for asking your question ? If you don't present your actual condition, how would others be able to comprehend the situation and suggest you the right solution ?