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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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Starting preparation for Upsc 2023 from today    I. e 1st july 2022.

Targets:-

1) Newspaper-IE

2) DNA -Rau Ias

3) At least 50 pgs of BL Grover for history optional. 

GaneshGaitonde,Celebornand4 otherslike this
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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 

One of my qualms has always been that I find GS difficult to do if I'm too engrossed in mathematics. Going through something similar hence tomorrow focus will be on ethics. Did all the other targets. Happy with the test today. 


Targets: 

  • Finish Test Analysis 
  • Finish Ethics Theory 
  • Answer Writing 
  • Newspaper 
  • If time, start Statics & Dynamics 
GaneshGaitonde,Celebornand3 otherslike this
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Friends, can any one tell me good online course for Art and Culture for UPSC Mains ? (No time to go through standard books)
GaneshGaitonde,iceblock
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Targets for today:

1) Statics (remaining theory + PYQs) 

2) CA class revision 

3) Newspaper 

4) Answer Writing 

Have a great day :) 

GaneshGaitonde,BattingBabaand5 otherslike this
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Targets for today -

1. Anthro- 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

2. Ethics class

3. If time permits, some history revision

GaneshGaitonde,Celebornand4 otherslike this
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nebulasaid

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)

1 done, revision and answer writing was done, GS 4 remained untouched rest all done.

01-07-2022

  1. Optional ( Power, Democracy)
  2. Revise and write answers
  3. GS 4 (2 classes)
  4. Newspaper.
  5. Exercise
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Mastersaid

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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

Better day but still underutilized, 2 only half done

Today

1. Finish 3D

2. Ethics- Class 2

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Slow start of the day, landlords ke jhanjhat can be really really distracting at times. Living alone means paying the bills on time at the end of month and kuch aur jhanjhat. Anyways, will start posting targets. 

I feel settled in this place now, loving it amidst all the chaos.  Having good time. And being mentally happy and fine reflects in your study as well. I am able to concentrate more and happy while I am studying. 

Chalo bahut hogya life update. Today's targets :

1. PSIR 1 A - Notes + topics 

2. Ethics - Topper copies + PYQs(write) + Topic

3. Newspaper 

4. Classes attend - 2 classes - Important 

Good day guys :) 

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Failing to achieve the targets since I started the mains prep, 
Today's targets:

1) GS PYQ writing

2) GS reading

3) Newspaper and Yojana

4) Essay

5) Optional reading and PYQ mental frameworks

GaneshGaitonde,Akkkuand4 otherslike this
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Don't know if can be posted here. Still. Anyone needs PSIR and essay evaluation they may contact me. Got 269  (146+123) and 129 respectively in 2021. Not giving mains this time so. 😐🥲
GaryVee,Muffinand6 otherslike this
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Failing to achieve the targets since I started the mains prep, 
Today's targets:

1) GS PYQ writing

2) GS reading

3) Newspaper and Yojana

4) Essay

5) Optional reading and PYQ mental frameworks

1, 3, and 4 done. while starting 5 went into the blackhole of toppers' strategies, blogs and copies, ended up doing nothing, also missed 2 due to that. Everyday I am able to put good amount of hours(due to YPT) but significant amount of that time goes into perfecting the strategy(maybe that's due to successive failures in the mains)
Also feeling irritated and angry most of the time.... feeling bad for the people who have to deal with me.
From tomorrow  will change the routine to finish the most irritating things(aka writing) by morning so I can be a good boy for the rest of the day...;)

D503,GaneshGaitondeand4 otherslike this
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Targets for today -

1. Anthro- 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

2. Ethics class

3. If time permits, some history revision

Completed 2.1 and bit of 2.2 and ethics class.
Need to kick it up a notch as time is ticking and there's a lot to cover!!
These 3 hour 5pm classes really drain me out of studying anything after them but they are necessary too - times of dilemma...


GaneshGaitonde,Celebornand3 otherslike this
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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 

One of my qualms has always been that I find GS difficult to do if I'm too engrossed in mathematics. Going through something similar hence tomorrow focus will be on ethics. Did all the other targets. Happy with the test today. 


Targets: 

  • Finish Test Analysis 
  • Finish Ethics Theory 
  • Answer Writing 
  • Newspaper 
  • If time, start Statics & Dynamics 

Was not able to finish Ethics today but I'm happy with all the ground that I covered. Will be able to finish it tomorrow. Also, since I'm going to prioritise GS tomorrow I'll pick up an easier mathematics topic instead of S&D. 


Targets: 

  • Vectors - Try to finish 
  • Finish Ethics Theory + EN Examples 
  • Essay Prep - Quotes + Basics Doc 
  • Newspaper 
  • Answer Writing - review earlier answers 


Let's try to make this weekend a good one. Good luck everyone :)

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Lieselsaid

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 

2, 3, 4 done. But at the cost of Maths.

02/07/2022

1. P1A2 Calculus (1/4, 2/4) 

2. Newspaper 

3. Polity Static (2/4) 

4. CA class 

GaneshGaitonde,Celebornand4 otherslike this
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Friends, can any one tell me good online course for Art and Culture for UPSC Mains ? (No time to go through standard books)

3 options you may try:

1. Pratik Nayak Crash Course on Unacademy if you registered for their free QEP 2022 for prelims cleared candidates. - 5 lectures.

2. May check out Shunya IAS videos - https://www.sunyaias.com/videos-library/gs-1-crash-course

3. Most recommended - given you would want maximum coverage in minimum time - Vajiram book on Art and Culture - Available on Amazon if you are not in ORN or if you want a shorter book, wait for Compass 2022 compilation by Raus.


Good luck!

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Targets for today:

1) Statics (remaining theory + PYQs) 

2) CA class revision 

3) Newspaper 

4) Answer Writing 

Have a great day :) 

Had a bad day study wise yesterday. Very low speed/efficiency. Couldn't concentrate for long also. 

Mostly it was because I haven't really taken a proper rest for some time now. So took some time off in the evening. 

Targets for today:

1) Statics (stability of equilibrium) + all PYQs 

2) Maths test 

3) Answer Writing 

4) Newspaper 


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nebulasaid

nebulasaid

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)

1 done, revision and answer writing was done, GS 4 remained untouched rest all done.

01-07-2022

  1. Optional ( Power, Democracy)
  2. Revise and write answers
  3. GS 4 (2 classes)
  4. Newspaper.
  5. Exercise

Couldn't study properly yesterday, was feeling unwell. Targets are the same for today.

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Today's todo:
1) GS writing: The usual done, more can be done.
2) GS reading
3) Essay
4)Optional reading
5) Yojana
Bye bye newspaper
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Akkkusaid

Don't know if can be posted here. Still. Anyone needs PSIR and essay evaluation they may contact me. Got 269  (146+123) and 129 respectively in 2021. Not giving mains this time so. 😐🥲

need hlp

Akkku,
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