monologue's blog

By monologue, history, 7 months ago, In English

I've been stuck in cm for over a year. I've put much effort but things don't work out as what I expect, and I even became an expert in Friday's edu158 (after my D failing system testing). Although I regained my rating last night, it was still quite frustrating. It seems I am not making any progress, and the feeling of continuous failure goddamn kills me.

Have you been through this? What should I do?

  • Vote: I like it
  • +63
  • Vote: I do not like it

»
7 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +15 Vote: I do not like it

Solve more hard problems, maybe?

You can compare your solve graph with mine, it's not much better than my counts tbh.

»
7 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +3 Vote: I do not like it

How to become CM? I was an expert a few years ago on my alt.

  • »
    »
    7 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it +13 Vote: I do not like it

    I think it is helpful to solve some hard problems, just like how AshrafSustS19 has put it. For now I am solving problems ranging 1900-2600, because they are not too easy, yet not way beyond my ability. I used to do this wrong and solved a lot of easy problems, so it took me 11 months to reach cm.

    Actually, now I strongly feel that solving a lot of easy problems enables me to quickly solve A, B and C (and even D) during a contest, but it will be really hard for me to solve E because of this training method. However, it is clear that when you are aiming for a higher level, you have to solve those hard problems in an official contest. So I think focusing on solving hard problems can do much good.

    • »
      »
      »
      7 months ago, # ^ |
        Vote: I like it 0 Vote: I do not like it

      I did cp for 1 month ( September )intensely and reached 1159 rating. I was practicing 800-1100 rated only (Sometimes 1200). Left cp for one month. Started again 2 weeks ago and started solving 1300 rated problems but since they are very hard for me, it will usually take me upto 1 hour to come up with 80% accurate logic. But the problem is, I don't even know my approach is 80% accurate until I read the editorial. Because of this whole frustration, I jump to the next 1300 rated question. I think this process slows down my thinking process a lot. Because of this, I lost 150+ points now in the previous 3 contests. Two months ago, I was pretty fast even though I couldn't solve medium level problems. Now I became extremely slow at thinking because of the side effect of solving hard problems (1300 rated). What do you think about this?? Should I go back and solve <= 1200 rated problems or should I solve 1300 rated problems and then eventually I will get the fast?

      • »
        »
        »
        »
        7 months ago, # ^ |
          Vote: I like it 0 Vote: I do not like it

        Same problem bro. Solving hard problems and solving fast seem to completely different games. Do mention if you find any solution.

»
7 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it 0 Vote: I do not like it

Look, i am not a master and i have only 4 months of experience in codeforces. But i know that solving difficult problems of range for u like(2100-2400 solve 110 each at presnt u have sloved 50 problems each) with consistency and pace can grant u the promotion .Work hard. :)

»
7 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +5 Vote: I do not like it

me too

»
7 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +5 Vote: I do not like it

solve more 2000-2200 rating problems. I don't even know how but I have solved 116 2000 rating problems. These problems in this range are pretty fun to solve, and you could also try solving 2000+ rating problems on atcoder if you get tired of cf problems

  • »
    »
    7 months ago, # ^ |
      Vote: I like it 0 Vote: I do not like it

    Great. I've been away from atcoder for quite a long time. Maybe it is time to pick that up:)

»
6 months ago, # |
  Vote: I like it +40 Vote: I do not like it

Congrats on becoming a Master!

»
6 months ago, # |
Rev. 2   Vote: I like it 0 Vote: I do not like it

oh look you are a master, congrats