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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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Can anyone here recommend a good teacher for polity ? I have messed up basic questions in that segment that is keeping in danger zone wrt the cutoff this year. So I was thinking If I should take up classes again for this subject .. 

With no disrespect to any teacher, I do not think classes would be a solution. What  has been your approach to read polity, if I may ask?

So I have completed Laxmikant and class 11th Political theory NCERT .. for current affairs I follow vision magazines and follow newspapers regularly and whatever issue I think is more imp and relevant wrt the syllabus , I make a side note of it on the vision magazine(no separate notes) 

Celeborn,THE_MECHANIC
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Can anyone here recommend a good teacher for polity ? I have messed up basic questions in that segment that is keeping in danger zone wrt the cutoff this year. So I was thinking If I should take up classes again for this subject .. 

With no disrespect to any teacher, I do not think classes would be a solution. What  has been your approach to read polity, if I may ask?

So I have completed Laxmikant and class 11th Political theory NCERT .. for current affairs I follow vision magazines and follow newspapers regularly and whatever issue I think is more imp and relevant wrt the syllabus , I make a side note of it on the vision magazine(no separate notes) 

Also read class 11th “Indian Constitution at Work”. A very good book for conceptual understanding.

Neyawn,Celebornand1 otherslike this
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Can anyone here recommend a good teacher for polity ? I have messed up basic questions in that segment that is keeping in danger zone wrt the cutoff this year. So I was thinking If I should take up classes again for this subject .. 

With no disrespect to any teacher, I do not think classes would be a solution. What  has been your approach to read polity, if I may ask?

So I have completed Laxmikant and class 11th Political theory NCERT .. for current affairs I follow vision magazines and follow newspapers regularly and whatever issue I think is more imp and relevant wrt the syllabus , I make a side note of it on the vision magazine(no separate notes) 

Also add previous year questions and questions from multiple test series. In polity economy and modern history solving many number of questions (prelims perspective) is handy. And then ofcourse read and re read the original sources multiple times.

Celeborn,THE_MECHANIC
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Can anyone here recommend a good teacher for polity ? I have messed up basic questions in that segment that is keeping in danger zone wrt the cutoff this year. So I was thinking If I should take up classes again for this subject .. 

With no disrespect to any teacher, I do not think classes would be a solution. What  has been your approach to read polity, if I may ask?

So I have completed Laxmikant and class 11th Political theory NCERT .. for current affairs I follow vision magazines and follow newspapers regularly and whatever issue I think is more imp and relevant wrt the syllabus , I make a side note of it on the vision magazine(no separate notes) 

Also add previous year questions and questions from multiple test series. In polity economy and modern history solving many number of questions (prelims perspective) is handy. And then ofcourse read and re read the original sources multiple times.

Hey

I did solve vision ias sectional tests and forum tests but then woh federalism , liberty and citizenship wale question mei gadbad ho gayi 😐

and those mistakes were not silly .. I mean I did feel ki federalism wale mein ans woh B option hoga federal units wala and liberty mein  elected govt .  My core understanding is flawed perhaps ... thats why I was thinking if some teacher could teach me those things like a school kid .. 


Celeborn,THE_MECHANIC
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22/102021:

  1.  Optional revision ✅ 
  2.  CA + backlogs ✅ 
  3.  Governance ✅ 
  4.  Economy ✅ 
Celeborn,Rashmirathiand2 otherslike this
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Can anyone here recommend a good teacher for polity ? I have messed up basic questions in that segment that is keeping in danger zone wrt the cutoff this year. So I was thinking If I should take up classes again for this subject .. 

With no disrespect to any teacher, I do not think classes would be a solution. What  has been your approach to read polity, if I may ask?

So I have completed Laxmikant and class 11th Political theory NCERT .. for current affairs I follow vision magazines and follow newspapers regularly and whatever issue I think is more imp and relevant wrt the syllabus , I make a side note of it on the vision magazine(no separate notes) 

Also add previous year questions and questions from multiple test series. In polity economy and modern history solving many number of questions (prelims perspective) is handy. And then ofcourse read and re read the original sources multiple times.

Hey

I did solve vision ias sectional tests and forum tests but then woh federalism , liberty and citizenship wale question mei gadbad ho gayi 😐

and those mistakes were not silly .. I mean I did feel ki federalism wale mein ans woh B option hoga federal units wala and liberty mein  elected govt .  My core understanding is flawed perhaps ... thats why I was thinking if some teacher could teach me those things like a school kid .. 


Oh..okay! I can give some insight on self study part with teachers my knowledge is limited.

Few will have valuable inputs for you. ATB!

THE_MECHANIC,
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@Shambhavi_singh Hey. I can relate to most of what you told. I think I belong to the minority who is not very comfortable with Polity. However, if there is one thing that drastically improved my understanding of Polity and eventually led to marking all the polity questions right in prelims 2021 was Abhey Kumar Sir's telegram channel In that channel, sir posted close to 500 MCQs. I tried solving those diligently and revised them before the exam. The explanations for those questions and my meticulous reading of Bare Act to get clarity helped me improve my understanding. If you can, follow the same. I'm sure the result will be positive.


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Finally made peace with my Prelims 2021 debacle. Scoring in the range of 82-88 according to different answer keys. 
Like@Neyawn always says, it does not hurt when we mark the pressure cooker question wrong, but it eats up your soul when you mark a question on FDI wrong. 
I am still trying to figure out the process through my failure. People at home are disappointed, consequently, casual taunts became my best friend. 
I think this is the new normal.

Learnt a few lessons the hard way. The most important one is that this exam demands a thick skin especially if one is preparing from home.

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Finally made peace with my Prelims 2021 debacle. Scoring in the range of 82-88 according to different answer keys. 
Like@Neyawn always says, it does not hurt when we mark the pressure cooker question wrong, but it eats up your soul when you mark a question on FDI wrong. 
I am still trying to figure out the process through my failure. People at home are disappointed, consequently, casual taunts became my best friend. 
I think this is the new normal.

Learnt a few lessons the hard way. The most important one is that this exam demands a thick skin especially if one is preparing from home.

+100000000000


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@Shambhavi_singh Hey. I can relate to most of what you told. I think I belong to the minority who is not very comfortable with Polity. However, if there is one thing that drastically improved my understanding of Polity and eventually led to marking all the polity questions right in prelims 2021 was Abhey Kumar Sir's telegram channel In that channel, sir posted close to 500 MCQs. I tried solving those diligently and revised them before the exam. The explanations for those questions and my meticulous reading of Bare Act to get clarity helped me improve my understanding. If you can, follow the same. I'm sure the result will be positive.


Okay. Let me check this telegram channel. and your sources are the same ? 

Chittirobo,
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27th Oct

1. newspaper + CA  ✅

2. Ethics Case studies [0/5] 

3. Optional [Notes]   ✅

4. Misl 

28th Oct

1. newspaper  + CA  

2. Ethics Case studies [3/5] 

3. Optional [Democracy, Rights]  ✅

4. miscl 

Naadan_Parinda,Celebornand2 otherslike this
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While going through the day after having set the targets, realized something simple, yet profound. Unproductiveness is like a slippery slope. Once you waste a couple of hours in the morning/early afternoon, it takes a whole lot of effort to get back to schedule. High chances that the whole of the day gets wasted up. Happens for me atleast. Today, along with setting targets, actively trying to be resolute and stick to the plan. 

Targets for the day 

1. Optional - complete Prez + COM (with notes) 

2. History - Mauryan age 

3. Current Affairs 

4. Polity - 9th NCERT complete

Let's see how it goes. 

Naadan_Parinda,prowessand5 otherslike this
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28-10-21

Today's Targets :

    - Ethics Unit 01 (ForumIAS Red book)

    - Newspaper backlog

    - Vision CA June

    - I am taking this 30-min daily meditation challenge for a month. Done with today's 30-minute Meditation session 

Naadan_Parinda,Celebornand4 otherslike this
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28/10/2021

1. Newspaper+ca(30 pgs)

2. Linear algebra (basis and dimension)

3. GS3 2 CONCEPT classes


TFD: Slowly and steadily but consistently

Naadan_Parinda,Celebornand4 otherslike this
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28/10/2021:

  1. Optional answer ❌
  2. optional book- 1 chapter ✅ 
  3. GS2 Mains answer writing ✅ 
  4. CA+ Newspaper ✅ 
  5. Economy revision ✅ 
Celeborn,Rashmirathiand3 otherslike this
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28th Oct

1. newspaper  + CA  

2. Ethics Case studies [3/5] 

3. Optional [Democracy, Rights]  ✅

4. miscl 

29th Oct

1. newspaper + CA 

2. Optional notes [(1.3-1.5) ,1.6-1.7, utilitarianism

3. Ethics Case studies

4. Miscl.

Celeborn,THE_MECHANICand1 otherslike this
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ipad users - recommend the best tool to read and highlight newspaper pdf.

tried Files - not that good experience.

Rashmirathi,THE_MECHANIC
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@naviiin goodnotes, it's a paid app but the feature that lets you search handwritten notes is a godsend. flexicil is another good free option


Rashmirathi,THE_MECHANIC
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Today's Targets:

    - Ethics Unit 01 quick revision + Unit 02

    - Newspaper backlog

    - Vision CA June + Dipin Sir CA notes revision (planning to make one page notes of all topics)

    - Day 02 of 30-min Meditation Challenge - Done

Rashmirathi,THE_MECHANIC
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29th Oct, 2021

Geography- Climate 

Socio- Talcott, Merton

Newspaper, Vision aug-30 pages

THE_MECHANIC,
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