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By OnlyPain, history, 2 months ago, In English

Hey! Sorry for this question but i was totally confused which is a better way to practice among A2OJ ladders or Junior Training Sheet or random practice on CodeForces (also if it is the one how to select the problems because even for a single rating range there are more than 100's of problems and by this how do we know that we actually have learned a concept which may be missed in those questions) . You can also tell what worked out for you the best. Once again sorry for this post but i wanted to ask it and couldn't find an answer already on this. Thanks in advance.

 
 
 
 
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if u want to rank up fast use junior sheet or a2oj.if u want to rank slowly but steady and be more comfortable do topic wise.for this case i think u need to do junior sheet first

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My mans made a whole new account to ask this question

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When I was a beginner I liked the A2OJ ladder and I really think it improved my skills because it forced me to solve one problem at a time — otherwise it is easy to fall into this cycle of only doing easy problems and fooling yourself. It's a danger especially with random practice, even now I sometimes notice that I've been doing it.

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    otherwise it is easy to fall into this cycle of only doing easy problems and fooling yourself

    Me :(

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    So, do you suggest doing A2OJ Ladders => like the one that has problems in the range x to x+100 or The A2OJ categories where " Codeforces Div2 A,B,C,D,E" is also one category. So do you suggest the former or latter? please do clarify. Thanks in advance

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    aren't the problems from A2OJ ladder too old now? They are like 7 to 10 years old.

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What is this junior sheet? Where to find it

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    A sheet made by mustafa saad...https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1iJZWP2nS_OB3kCTjq8L6TrJJ4o-5lhxDOyTaocSYc-k/edit#gid=84654839...This is the link u can see the sheet.

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I have used all 3 of them at different times, and all have helped me to improve, but if you want to select any one out of these i would say that the Junior training sheet has the best combination of problems. It also contains problems of different OJ's so you would find a good variation in the type of problems you solve.