I m in my semi-final year of my college and i have been practising a lot over on codeforces than any other cp site. And as of current state of pandemic i m pretty sure that not many of the companies are going to visit our college for internships and a pupil like me stand no chance for off-campus. Also besides competitive programming i haven't done any great projects as i m told not to do any before becoming candidate master .I think that's enough reason for me to become Div1 candidate as soon as possible.
However, i m not concerned about getting any kind internship this year than i m in improving my competitive coding skills. But it really sucks when every time i m asked how many question i did in contest from my family side because it have never went more than three.Now i don't even look on how many question are there in contest because its always has been three for me.
I love giving contest than studying algorithms , watching any youtube tutorial or just simply solving problem but this just doesn't feel any great now when you know what the result is going to be before giving contest. Recently, i have studied some nice algorithm on graphs like bridges finding, kosaraju algorithm, DSU but when i came on codeforces to solve these topic related problems they all seems to be too tough.
So i just wanted to ask where should i practise most that will help my increase my problem solving skill? Because i just tired of looking into to tutorial every time and moreover i don't believe anymore that this thing really helps as my friends who are not regular in competitive programming are able to solve more problems than me in less time and many time come with a better and easy on implementing solutions . Looking into tutorial is like mugging up one technique for one kind of problem which you sure going to forget after looking hundreds of them.
I also made a notebook and started writing all the key points for question which i fail to do but its like every time there come always some new approach to solve the problem in contest.
I really want to enjoy giving contest and keep doing competitive coding as long as i can .I m aware that there is no magic but i want you to share what you all did most which made you see the improvement in yourself.