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By Medeali, history, 6 months ago, In English

I have started doing cp for 2months now(i registered on codeforces before but i was only discovering at that time) my dream is to make my country IOI team. I can feel the improvememnt a bit(by the way what do you think of my rating graph) however i am always doubting my practice efficiency because i am not using a roadmap or something just random practice and whenever i encounter a new topic on a problem i learn it and pratcie some basic problems to grasp i also tried that ultimate topic list but still everytime i feel there is something wrong and i don't even know dsa or anything so should i learn it first or what however i know that in spite of my lack of experinec i really love cp and OI and am willing to do anything to improve i also tried the USACO guide which i tought would be amazing however the statements were very long and usually they did not require any thinking just heavy implementation in the beginner bronze problems.So i am now asking for help and advice and i hope to get answers unlike other blogs i had posted so please i want help on practice and on my progress whether is it good or not.Thanks again for this wonderful community and this amazing website which is my favourite one for practice.

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Roadmaps are BS, Everybody learns differently and at their own pace so don't think that there's a specific roadmap that people follow to get better, I have a friend who's red on Codeforces and he advised me to virtually participate in at least one div3 or div4 contest every day and solve up to problem D in Div3 and E in Div4. Try your absolute hardest during the virtual contest and for any problem that you were not able to solve look at the editorial for help and then see how you could have come up with the solution yourself, and even better, try to come up with a different approach. Goodluck!