How to develop speed and accuracy while solving Ad Hoc Problems

Hi CC Community !

I wanted to ask you all something, I’m facing trouble developing speed and accuracy while solving Ad-Hoc Problems like the Codeforces Div 2 A,B.

I am able to solve them eventually but It’s not good in terms of time taken and WAs received

How do you you all suggest to improve on speed and accuracy part? :slightly_smiling_face:

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Practice!!!

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We ar expecting some special answers from special people who can reveal their special tricks! Practice toh sabko pata hai :stuck_out_tongue:

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There is nothing special about those special people. They have practiced enough questions and they are able to see patterns fast enough which generally Specialists are not able to see

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Hey , my reply was for @s5960r, just in a funny way :stuck_out_tongue:

@mishraanoopam Nice point :slight_smile:

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What I meant was to develop any skill, you need to practice those kind of questions. Some people understand things quickly, someone else might need to practice more questions to get an intuition for those kind of questions. If suppose you are weak in Ad-hoc problems then practice those on CC/CF.

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Ok. Now I will reveal my method of how I increased my accuracy on codeforces.

Summary

I tried these and I claim this method works.
My typical routine I follow before a CF Div2 round.
Here time 0 mins denote the start of cf round.
-30 min: I go to the Gym. Do heavy exercise. 10 pushups for A+B. 30 pushups for A+B+C.
-10 min: Take my cycle to come to my room.
-02 min: Open lock of my room.
00 min: Login in laptop ready to start the contest.
05 min: AC in one go on A.
10 min: AC in one go on B.

Never every practice any question because practice never helps. Always go to the gym before contest do some pushup and see the results.

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Yeah i know about practice, i am doing it😛just wanted to make sure I’m not missing out anything

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Haha i get the sarcasm :joy:

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Thanks :slightly_smiling_face: I’ll be practicing more now and hopefully speed and accuracy would come over time

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Do you test your code in a local environment before submitting it?

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Yup! Sublime Text …

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Yes testing on several corner Test cases makes the situation more clear in most of the cases.

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Yea, that might help with the accuracy. :slightly_smiling_face:

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@aryanc403 helping us on discuss at 3:21 AM :slight_smile:

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