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CSE 2022: Plan/ Strategy/ Daily Routine

This is an everything thread for all stuff 2022. You can post your daily goals, end-of-the-day updates, weekly targets or any weird thing you use to measure your progress. You can put into words & post the soul-sucking sadness that is threatening to devour you & your productivity. You can write what made your day & let others experience the happiness too, at least vicariously. This is a thread to pick each other up. This is a thread to keep each other accountable. This is a no-judgement zone.

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“This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don't get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can't do anything, don't get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it's ready to come undone. You have to realize it's going to be a long process and that you'll work on things slowly, one at a time.”

— Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


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@Usain_bolt I feel even language and flow would matter in these as every body would be able to write something but how one conveys it better is imp. I got comments that because of interesting way of writing I could get 128 (2019) & 129(2021) but lacked some of higher innovation and out of box arguments failing to take it to 150.


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How do I Remove the Expired & Demo courses from MY COURSES.

There is so much clutter, I am having difficutly navigating.

Any one , or who should I contact ?


Muffin,
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How do I Remove the Expired & Demo courses from MY COURSES.

There is so much clutter, I am having difficutly navigating.

Any one , or who should I contact ?


U can't

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@Celeborn Can you please tell how you analyse toppers ethics copies? What things should one look for and how much time should we give to them? 


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Lieselsaid

Lieselsaid

Lieselsaid

27/01/2022 

1. Optional - P1B1 ODE (4/4), P1B3 VA (1/3)

2. Newspaper + Online + 1 TV discussion 

3. Society 3/4

For the first time, I was able to finish GS target for the day (at the cost of daily news though :P )

28/06/2022 

1. P1B3 Vector Analysis (2/3) 

2. Newspaper (27th and 28th) + 1 TV debate

3. Society (4/4) 

4. Read through GS1 Geography PYQs

1, 3 - partly done 

29/06/2022 

1. P1B3 Vector Analysis (2/3, 3/3) 

2. Newspaper + 1 TV Debate 

3. Polity 1/4 

4. Read through GS2 Polity PYQs

Society backlog - pushed to Sunday.

1,2,4 done. Need to flip through Laxmikanth faster.

30/06/2022 

1. Optional P1A2 Calculus (1/4) 

2. Newspaper

3. Polity Static repeat (1/4)

4. Current Affairs Class

GaneshGaitonde,Caffeinity
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UPSC notification states:

Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering question papers


What does it mean? We can't use roman I, II, III or (i) , (ii), (iii) ?

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Maths took a lot of time, couldn't do ethics. Did the rest. 


Targets: 

  • Finish NA&CP 
  • Ethics - Governance 
  • Case Study Analysis 
  • Newspaper 

Again, maths took a lot of time and there is still 10%  left. Couldn't do a lot of ethics, will try to compensate tomorrow. 

Targets: 

  • Finish NA&CP 
  • Mathematics Test 2 
  • Ethics - Governance (Finish!) 
  • Case Studies 
  • Newspaper 
nebula,Caffeinity
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sondersaid

@Celeborn Can you please tell how you analyse toppers ethics copies? What things should one look for and how much time should we give to them? 


Depends on how much time you have and what are your needs.


1) If you're not giving Mains and otherwise have enough time, one of the best things you can do is to either write or mentally frame answers to questions and then compare them to toppers answers. I did this in Feb last year for one week and it did help improve my understanding and confidence a lot. 


2) If you are giving Mains this year or are lacking time, just read through copies and try to analyse how answers are being written. This includes stuff like 

(a) What are being written as intros/conclusions? 

(b) How the answer is being structured. Are subheadings separately mentioned? 

(c) If it's in point format, how is maximum content being conveyed in minimal words 

(d) How the spacing is between lines and subparts

(e) How the page looks at a glance

(f) How examples are being written (how many words typically used per example, how many examples in an answer, what kinds of examples etc) 

(g) How diagrams are being used (how much space it takes, where exactly it's placed) 

(h) How specific types of questions (for eg. Quote based questions) are being answered 

(i) Specifically for case studies, what are mentioned in intros conclusions? Is stakeholders mentioned every time? What all are being answered? What keywords are being used etc

(j) Presentation styles across both sections - how are words highlighted (underlining?/boxes or circles?); how options, merits, demerits are being written in case studies; how subparts/subheadings are shown etc 

This isn't an exhaustive list. You can always learn lots from these copies. In particular, always try to notice if any innovation has been used (no matter how trivial). Even small things if implemented well make a difference. 


3) Topper Copies can also act as repositories of examples, diagrams, quotes. In particular, they're extremely useful because they were written in exam condition thus the content is most suitable for replication in the exam hall. For instance you may learn lots of quotes. But some may be confusing or difficult to recall. Others may not be relevant and useful everywhere. Quotes contained in topper copies are quotes that they used in exam setting so it indicates it's possible to recollect them clearly + it's relevant to the kind of questions being asked in ethics papers. Same goes with examples and diagrams. 


Again, if you're giving Mains, don't spend too much time on this. Completion of syllabus and revision is much more important. I personally went through 2 copies in detail and just glanced through a few others last year before Mains. 

Keep it in your to do list. But do it when you're otherwise tired and don't feel like studying. 

DM,sonderand25 otherslike this
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todays target ! 

newspaper

finish calculus 

finish inidan society (pyq answer writing )

current affairs - polity and governance (sunya ias ) 


almost done with calculus and indian society ! start gaining confidence again ! yudh jaari rhega !!!

todays target !

1. conolidate calculus and start real analysis 

2. more reading on indian society 

 3 . newspapers 

4. current affairs internatonal affairs (sunya ias )

Worst day an aspirant can imagine ! Only newspaper done ..rest thing just blown off ...

Will repeat same target today ! 

Have to increase efficiency and sitting hours both ! Optional lagging behind too much ! 


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Yesterday was not a productive day, had to focus. Target 1 only half done. 

Today

1. 3D(2/3)

2. Society (2/3)



The more i want to focus, the more i got distracted. Though its not new to me but enough is enough. There has to zero tolerance from my side to this procrastination. Yesterday was almost a washout(only gave 2 hrs on Target 2). I am modifying my targets. Focus will be on Essay, Ethics and Optional now till it gets completed.

Target's (Day 7, -77)

1. Essay toppers copy

2. Complete 3D geometry 

3. Ethics class 1

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nebulasaid

nebulasaid

nebulasaid

27-06-2022

1. GS1 (Geography)

2. CA class (backlog)

3. Newspaper

4. Exercise

Yesterday second half was bad, couldn't study properly. Did only GS1 and newspaper.

28-06-2022

  1. Optional (Gramsci, Liberalism)
  2. Newspaper
  3. GS 4 (Ethics)
  4. Exercise

Attended CS class along with finishing the target though GS 4 was slightly touched.

29-06-2022

  1. Optional (Political ideologies)
  2. Answer writing practice (1 hour)
  3. Newspaper
  4. GS 4 ( finish Topic1)
  5. Exercise


Political 25% left, wrote only one answer :( rest all were done.

30-06-2022

  1. Optional ( backlog+ theories of state)
  2. Revise and write answers
  3. Newspaper
  4. CA class
  5. GS 4 (Values)
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@jassikamboj16303 this is for techincal optionals like Maths and Engineering, in GS you can use romans.


jassikamboj16303,
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UPSC notification states:

Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 etc.) while answering question papers


What does it mean? We can't use roman I, II, III or (i) , (ii), (iii) ?

 this is for techincal optionals like Maths and Engineering, in GS you can use romans.

jassikamboj16303,Caffeinity
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Everything is going in a haphazard way. 

1st Mains. Working professional 


Any good source for society ? Will the ncert of 11th and 12th suffice ?

Is it advisable to start writing mock test series of vision or forum even If I have 0 confidence on my content and writing pattern ???

Anyone doing gs and optional test series simultaneously ? Any tips to manage both ? 

Thanks 

Caffeinity,
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@Expandyourhorizons 1,2,4,5 DONE
Today it was:
1. topper copy
2. newspaper
3. ethics 2
4. ca class
5. ca revise
6. backlog


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Back from a break

Today : Doing ethics revision + Society short notes 

Targets for tomorrow (29 june) 

1. Society full 

2. Answer writing test 

3. Newspaper 

4. Practice writing 

The break is coming to bite me. Couldn't do society fully. Rest all done 


Targets for 30 June 

1. Revise 1A (Seems Won't be able to finish given the current pace😐) 

2. Newspaper 


Backlogs : Modern + A&C 

Aiming to write tests anyway with whatever knowledge I have on Monday or Tuesday (GS1 & PSIR) 


77 Days to go 🤞

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Hi, Is the DAF for Mains 2022 out yet?
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No Specific Targets for Today. 
Just finished revising PSIR 1A and attempted Test paper whole day.
Now : Ethics Till 10:30
2Q Answer writing.

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Hi everyone, has anyone out here has opted for Forum IAS Eklavya Program??
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Lieselsaid

Lieselsaid

Lieselsaid

Lieselsaid

27/01/2022 

1. Optional - P1B1 ODE (4/4), P1B3 VA (1/3)

2. Newspaper + Online + 1 TV discussion 

3. Society 3/4

For the first time, I was able to finish GS target for the day (at the cost of daily news though :P )

28/06/2022 

1. P1B3 Vector Analysis (2/3) 

2. Newspaper (27th and 28th) + 1 TV debate

3. Society (4/4) 

4. Read through GS1 Geography PYQs

1, 3 - partly done 

29/06/2022 

1. P1B3 Vector Analysis (2/3, 3/3) 

2. Newspaper + 1 TV Debate 

3. Polity 1/4 

4. Read through GS2 Polity PYQs

Society backlog - pushed to Sunday.

1,2,4 done. Need to flip through Laxmikanth faster.

30/06/2022 

1. Optional P1A2 Calculus (1/4) 

2. Newspaper

3. Polity Static repeat (1/4)

4. Current Affairs Class

Only 2, 4 done. Plus went through Ethics Syllabus and PYQs.

01/07/2022 

1. Repeat Calculus (1/4) 

2. Newspaper + 1 TV Discussion 

3. Repeat Polity (1/4)

4. CA class revision

Despite everything, monsoon brought some relief and cheer! :D 

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