Wasif_Shahzad's blog

By Wasif_Shahzad, history, 2 months ago, In English

I hope everyone reading this is doing good and may god bless you.

BACKGROUND:

Recently in Codeforces round 928(Div. 4), I struggled a lot. In fact, it was my worst ever contest. Moreover, it was also the first round of selection for IOI in my country. somehow miraculously, I am through to the 2nd round and that with 22nd position as well. But after this contest, I was utterly disappointed on myself. How could I NOT solve at least 5 problems from a div 4 contest! It was because of problem C. I thought of finding a way to express a number as sum of some arithmetic progressions but wasted a lot of time on it. Moreover, this contest was onsite as well so I panicked a lot. I have been as high as 7th in the country. The panic struck me hard, I was unable to think of anything. I thought of O(n) but because of time limit I was afraid to implement it. After the contest, I came to know that it was a very easy DP problem.

How I Practice:

With all above being said, I would first like to tell my practice schedule and how am I preparing for national olympiad. I made codeforces account on 1st January and I have solved 230+ problems since then. I want to make IOI for my country so hard that I spend entire days at Codeforces except some gaming hours. (Gaming is a big distraction which is poured like cancer into my body. I'm trying my best to get out of it.) Another big problem is AI distraction. My practice strategy is as follows: 1. From Problemset, I am currently solving 1500 problems. 2. Upsolving past contests which I've not seen.

What HELP do I need?

In the moments of utter disappointment, I ask you guys for help and motivation. I need help in setting up my schedule in a way that I can practice as well as learn. I am a quick learner by the way. I've at least 2 month, I believe,for final selection of IOI. (Max rank in my country is Candidate Master.) Not only that, I also need some motivation. I am in a moment where I will cry anytime. Even while writing this, I'm kind of crying from inside. so please! Think of me as a little brother and please help me. I'll never forget your kindness.

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2 months ago, # |
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I am in a moment where I will cry anytime.

why cry atleast you are participating somewhere and have some goals in your life and not wasting your life like me 😔

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You are solving too easy problems. You need to practice at least 1400 problems. Also there is no point in practicing 24/7 if you are only going to be concentrating 30%. Dedicate a block of time in your day when you will remove all distractions and focus solely on the problems, quality over quantity. Right now you may fell demotivated but if you persevere there will come a time when you will succeed and you will feel so happy that you didn't give up.

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follow HaccerKat very good mentor :)

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I only solved problem C after a day of continuous tries. You are not alone

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Do you even realize what disappointment is? It is when you're on the first season of Moneyheist, and a duff friend of yours tells you that Berlin dies at the end of season 2.

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Why does everyone Chatgpt?

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7 weeks ago, # |
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Bro Try more

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Come on, why do you lie so much?, You were 34th in the country....