I am currently solving the Usaco Guide Gold Section but still Silver in Usaco and have the following questions:
- When should I mark a module complete? Is it after solving all the problems in the module or after solving all the starred problems?
- How many minutes should I spend on a problem before checking editorial?
- I’m currently marking a module complete if I’ve solved all problems tagged <= hard + all other harder starred problems. I also automatically skip all other problems that do not fall into this category i.e. Very hard and above tagged problems
- For some problems, I check editorial as early as 20 mins, others could last for 2 hours+
I don’t know this is a good approach for reaching Platinum at the end of the 2021-2022 season so that’s why I’m asking.
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