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By kashyapriya754, history, 4 months ago, In English

Should we give all the contests we can , or we should practice for sometime then give contests and repeat?

Which way has helped you the most? Thanks in advance !

 
 
 
 
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I can't comment. But if u follow Radewoosh advice then solve a lot problems (not questions).
Which way has helped you the most?
I solved QUESTIONS topicwise and gave most of the contests.

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I myself am not en expert in CP (my gray handle tells that) but from what everybody says, we should do something in the middle of both the options which you've given. We should practice as well as give contests regularly (not all if not possible)

And yeah it has definitely helped me a bit, as I can see improvement in myself from what I was a month ago and what I am now.

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As this is my first CP experience on an OJ, I took some time to understand how to go about CF contests. I didn't shy from submitting error prone codes initially.

I read a lot of code of others and compared to always get some better way to solve a problem. I added few friends of higher ratings (all code in Python) and I always check out their solutions to contest problems and reach out to cleverer people when I get stuck somewhere. :)

Also participated in some practice contests. I recommend solving problems of Assiut University Training and also solving problems of rating around 1000 initially. Meanwhile, I kept participating in official CF contests.

Solving the CSES problem set is just great! Do try your hand at that while also appearing in contests. I often check out the videos of live solving the contest as posted by GMs and LGMs on YouTube to learn more tricks of the trade.

There is no hard and fast rule for everyone. Keep it up at your own pace and comfort, focusing on improving everyday bit by bit.

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Do whatever you're comfortable with. Make sure you up solve if you don't participate.

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Do as many contests as possible. It's more practice for solving bugaboos with higher pressure, and it can give you a better intuition of what types of bugaboos are in bugaboosets

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Both

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generally contests arent frequent enough to interfere with practicing (but don't me wrong, i'd be down to have contests be too frequent for that) so overall its a good idea to do both