This is my first post at CF. So please be polite to me :)
I wanted to seek some advice with respect to practicing. I know that there are many Quora questions posted related to practice, lot of questions in TopCoder/Codeforces forums but please hear me out.
I've been doing competitive programming (seriously) since past 1 year. But the thing is that I don't see much improvement in myself. There are many people whom I know, who started much later than me (like 5-6 months after me) and much better than me now. I understand practice is the only way to improve but I really think it has got something to do with my approach/methodology. It would be really kind of you if you can tell me what's the correct way to practice. Some info : In TC, I can solve Div2 500 in about ~250 during practice. In CF, I'm able to do only Div2 A, B. Some of the questions — if I'm not able to understand how to start, I generally read editorial within some 30 mins. Is this too early? Considering my level, what would be the ideal thing to do?
Thanks a lot for having the patience to read this. You're awesome.