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By decoder__, 2 months ago, In English

Hello guys, I recently came to know about this fact that in codeforces contests many times I miss on problems which are based on observations, So I had to ask will doing a lot of problems with the tag of constructive algorithms help me in improving my observational skills?

 
 
 
 
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The more you practice (it doesn't matter whether you are able to do problems or not in the initial phase of learning ) the more you will see how the problem setter thought about solving the problem , what kind of observation you can make in general in different kind of questions. I don't think there is any kind of formula to master the observation skill , it can only be improved by doing practice.

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    I agree that practising is going to make one better. But specifically practising constructive algorithms wouldn't that be helpful?

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      I think you should do more constructive question + do better questions. You have mostly done questions of around 800-1500( 225/276) questions do more 1500-1800 questions.

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Look out the window and start observing things.
On a serious note practice constructive

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    Yeah sure. Any other piece of advice you would like to give?