The Clutch Element in Programming Contests

Revision en1, by vamaddur, 2017-09-03 15:43:17

For the past (almost) 2 years that I have been doing programming contests, I've noticed the trend that I have never been able to solve a single problem in the last 1/6 of the given time in any competition (e.g. last 20 minutes of a CF round or last hour of an ACM round).

For the first 1.5 years, I thought it was due to a knowledge gap, but more recently it seems that I just keep hitting some kind of invisible wall (to psychology people: I did not realize this phenomenon until yesterday, when someone pointed it out to me, so I have never went into the last hour thinking I would not solve anything).

Tags #strategy, #better thinking


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en4 English vamaddur 2019-05-19 17:50:50 18 Tiny change: ' is a way other than straight ' -> ' is a way in addition to straight '
en3 English vamaddur 2019-05-19 17:50:13 92
en2 English vamaddur 2019-05-19 17:49:05 571 (published)
en1 English vamaddur 2017-09-03 15:43:17 653 Initial revision (saved to drafts)