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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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Goodmorning people...:)

Nothing can replace"चाय" इन winters..!!(वैसे Not so excited today.. ("सरदर्द गया नही अभी"...)

Reality check: Please get up and study..:)

Targets: 

1: NEWSPAPER..

2: SOCIOLOGY PAPER 2 ( TOPIC: CASTE SYSTEM)

3: GS 1 SOCIETY [NCERT] (MARKET:AS AN INSTITUTION)

4: NOTHING TODAY..!! 

keeping it all simple..will try to complete these Targets...:) 

Have a nice day people..:)

Happy to tell you all that I have completed all my targets today..!! :) 

अपडेट्स कुछ इस प्रकार हैं :

1: DONE (Fav work to do)

2: DONE ( bcz the topic is too wide..so have segregated it into two parts...1st part (done)

3: DONE (चलो आज वो दिन आ गया) reading portion done..

4: Ok.. so wanted to share with you guys..I'm developing a new habit of reading novels.. I use to earlier..but bcz of some work was not able to continue..so now have started again..

Felt good today after reading that novel..:)

PS: WENT out to eat something.(most fav dish).came back and completed the last two target..:)

Goodmorning all..:) 

So..started my day very well..but then.."SUNDAY BEING SUNDAY".. बाहर निकल गए कुछ पर्सनल काम से.. एंड then came back late..

Bcz I felt ashamed toh "update" nahi kr paaye..

Anyways.... Woke up early today.. Started A new day full of positivity..:)

So here are the Targets:

1: Started Meditation (20mins)

2: Newspaper( non -negotiable)

3: SOCIOLOGY paper २(CASTE SYSTEM)

4: GS 1 Society (PATTERN of Social Inequality and Exclusion)

Before saying "HAVE A GOOD DAY PEOPLE"..here is a quote from "बॉम्बे टॉकीज"

"EVERYTHING" happens for a reason.Maybe you don't see the reason right now..but when it is finally revealed,it will blow you away.

                                      - "BY ZIG ZIGLAR"

Goodmorning सबको..:)

Nothing to "update"..cz the lethargicness (I don't if this word is correct;) of Sunday continued..!!! Day was not so good.. ( शाम तक तो कुछ नही kr पाए) but at night made some plans.. actually "strict plans"...( For next few months)

Hope so.. अब "मूड"swing naa kre":) 

Strict Target for today..:_

1: NEWSPAPER

2: SOCIOLOGY ( FEATURES OF CASTE SYSTEM)

3: GS 1 सोसाइटी ( SOCIAL INEQUALITY AND EXCLUSION)

4: CA+ 10 QUES..!! 

Have a good day people...:) 

let's work hard.."मिलते हैं सब sham ko":)

Goodmorning people.:) 

Was unable to post yesterday's backlog but here it is...1:Done..2: Done(finally)..3:Not done..4: Partial Done..!

One thing to share: So.. few days ago my "focus" said BYe Bye will be back when you will back on track..!! I tried but बात बन नही रही.. टू get it बैक I have to be back first (from the lost World)

So here is the "to do list":

1: Optional ( New Topic- Untouchability: Forms and perspectives)

2: Newspaper

3: Same ( yesterday's backlog)

4: CA + ARTICLE( from magazine)

And a big थैंक्स to all those who shook me on YPT..Thank you guys for reminding me that I am still capable of completing my targets..:) 

Will be back soon on "YPT"..:) 

Few lines from " The Ground Beneath Her Feet"

     - "The only people who see the whole picture,are the ones who step out of the frame"..:)

Have a good day ahead people:)



Goodmorning aspirants..:) WOKE up early today..( usually I get up at 6) but today when I saw the watch it was 2AM..was moving here and there..thought नींद आ जाएगी..but jab finally nahi aayi to started studying:) 

No wonder " life is a rollercoaster ride"; and we all are sitting on our seats... going through some ups and downs"..:) but time flies and so does the problems..:) 

नया दिन नई शुरआत....TARGETs for Today.

1: Newspaper 

2: Sociology ( TOPIC: Tribal Communities IN India)

3: POLITY NCERT NOTE MAKING 

4: CA + 10 QUES..

YESTERDAY'S UPDATE: was a semi productive day..:) 

SOMEBODY said to me " Always look at the bigger picture" and that's what I'm gonna do.:) 

Have a wonderful day guys..:) 






Goodmorning all.:) 

Targets for today: 

1: Newspaper 

2: Sociology ( TOPIC: GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION OF INDIAN TRIBE + Few Documentaries on Tribes) 

3: Yesterday's Backlog 

4: CA+ MAGAZINES ( important articles) 

I hope you all are doing good.. have a nice day..:) 





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@Aazaad thanks. Preparation was on hold. So far I have only prepared first half of western. Yet to figure out strategy for the rest. But I am happy to discuss any doubts that you may have. 


THE_MECHANIC,
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Also, is anyone using Evernote here? Evernote is creating a 7-8 duplicate copies of any note that I edit. Conflict cannot be the issue since I haven't edited the note from any other device.

I have unsynced one device after which I notice this issue. Have checked evernote community forums but no luck.

Please let me know if you faced this. 

Hie. It happens to me as well. Try updating the software if not done already.
In my case, this used to happen when I copy something from the internet and paste it. If that is the case with you as well, try copying that content onto a word or something like. and copy it back to Evernote. 
I know, a lengthy and irritating process. But this is what I have arrived at. It works though :)

Thanks for replying . The work around does work :)

Checked that the software was already up to date. The case with me is that this happens when I am on a notes consolidation/ cleaning spree. Copying the whole note into another, merging notes etc. Otherwise, when I copy from internet, never faced this issue.

Guess there isn't any other option but to copy in some other medium and then paste there if this repeats. Evernote has been sitting on this issue for too long. Something this important should have been fixed long ago. Has been a year already. 

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Thanks for replying . The work around does work :)

Checked that the software was already up to date. The case with me is that this happens when I am on a notes consolidation/ cleaning spree. Copying the whole note into another, merging notes etc. Otherwise, when I copy from internet, never faced this issue.

Guess there isn't any other option but to copy in some other medium and then paste there if this repeats. Evernote has been sitting on this issue for too long. Something this important should have been fixed long ago. Has been a year already. 

I'm still using the legacy version because it has been one year and yet no indication of Evernote bringing back tabs. From the limited empirical evidence I have, I don't think Evernote is responsive or consumer sensitive at all :P

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Thanks for replying . The work around does work :)

Checked that the software was already up to date. The case with me is that this happens when I am on a notes consolidation/ cleaning spree. Copying the whole note into another, merging notes etc. Otherwise, when I copy from internet, never faced this issue.

Guess there isn't any other option but to copy in some other medium and then paste there if this repeats. Evernote has been sitting on this issue for too long. Something this important should have been fixed long ago. Has been a year already. 

I'm still using the legacy version because it has been one year and yet no indication of Evernote bringing back tabs. From the limited empirical evidence I have, I don't think Evernote is responsive or consumer sensitive at all :P

I understand why you still use the legacy version. I used it for some time after they updated but gave up since I feared they could remove legacy any time and I would be forced to adapt to everything when I wouldn't be prepared.

We lost a lot of good features with that update last year. Tabs were great. Easy to use. It annoyed me a great deal that the search functionality stopped working within the notebook by default. It would search the whole evernote ! You would need to add a filter every single time to restrict the search to that notebook. Extremely frustrating and I did consider migrating to OneNote. But too much damage already done, would have taken a lot of time and I dropped the plan.  Now, they brought the default search within notebook feature back and I am relieved. Hope they bring tabs back too.

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I understand why you still use the legacy version. I used it for some time after they updated but gave up since I feared they could remove legacy any time and I would be forced to adapt to everything when I wouldn't be prepared.

We lost a lot of good features with that update last year. Tabs were great. Easy to use. It annoyed me a great deal that the search functionality stopped working within the notebook by default. It would search the whole evernote ! You would need to add a filter every single time to restrict the search to that notebook. Extremely frustrating and I did consider migrating to OneNote. But too much damage already done, would have taken a lot of time and I dropped the plan.  Now, they brought the default search within notebook feature back and I am relieved. Hope they bring tabs back too.

Now that you've said it, it does scare me as well. Taking it one day at a time, just like the UPSC life haha




I think the sunk cost is too high for us to switch to OneNote now, proper Android vs Apple like fight. The day they bring the tabs feature back, I'm going to migrate for sure. Some functions are good in the new version too! Glad you've got your favourite features back :)

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Commenting first time bt will be frequent now.

I always think how a toppdule n implement the things...may be my life is more dynamic than others...if today i plan something.... next day or same day smthing unforeseen (parent ill, siblings visit, other responsibilities of home etc) will come which will mk it impossible to implement the plan and mk the spiral move downwards......

N after getting fed up with all this, i decided to post daily my hour or hours of study work here....

To mk me feel guilty and let others criticize ...how time is ruining me.......


Starting frm today.

Done:-

Climatology 10 page

Doing-

Geomorphology L1

To do:-

Geomorphology L2

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Are you guys able access your messages on forum? Some error occurs when I tap on a chat.@root can you help?

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@sbhatiThanks. I have tagged you in the optional thread with some doubts.


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25 November 2021

-Meditation 30 min (done)

-The Hindu

-Sociology P2 B(iv) Social Classes in India.

-Ethics quick revision unit 01 and 02

Had a good decent day. Started the day early so clocked the same routine time early. But too much of Sociology started to drain me. So dropped some revision thing mid-way. 


26 November 2021 target


- 30 min meditation

- The Hindu + own current notes revision

- Sociology P1 Kinship + pyp

A decent day today. Still short on own current newspaper notes, and sociology Paper 1 Kinship.


27 November 2021


- Meditation 30 min 

-The Hindu + own CA notes +  few IE Explained

- Sociology Paper 1 Kinship


And thanks to YPT guys for nudging me. (: 

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Updating after a long time, will try to be regular from now on weekly basis.

Tasks till 30th November:

1.) Differential calculus

2.) Cone cylinder pyqs

3.) Group theory (remaining concepts i.e homomorphism, permutation group)+Pyqs ( Ambitious but try to wrap it up)

4.) Ethics case study answer writing practice + PYQ analysis 

5.) Ethics theory note making except moral thinkers(will do it sometime later)

6.) September monthly revision

7.) Daily 10 MCQS

After a bad week will try to make use of this one. Best of luck to all. See you on ypt.


Tasks done:

1) Cone pyqs 

2) Ethics 2018 case studies + 3 additional ones

3) Ramped up September monthly

4) Newspaper + 20mcqs

Tasks done:

1) Group and subgroup pyqs 

2) Newspaper+ Mrunal CA

3) Ethics 2017 4 case studies + Ethics theory

4) August monthly 1/7

Tasks done:

1) Cyclic group Pyqs

2) August CA 2/7

3) Newspaper+Mrunal

4) Ethics Theory

5) Ethics answer writing

Overall not so productive day despite the number of hours. Got stuck for too long in some group questions. Hoping for a better tomorrow.



Tasks done:

1) August monthly 3/7

2) Newspaper

3) Daily mcqs

4) Unproductive ethics reading

5) Coset, normal, quotient subgroup pyq 1/2

6) started off with functions of several variables

Will try to keep tomorrow ethics heavy. If bored as always maths. :P


Tasks done

1) Functions of several variables 1/2

2) Read topper's ethics and essay copies ( still struggling to start essay writing)

3) Ethics case studies AWP + theory

4) Newspaper+ Mrunal CA

5) Daily MCQ



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hucksaid

Targets for today (26.11.21)- 

1. Finish reading A House for Mr. Biswas 

2. Write Philip Larkin test paper 

3. GS answer writing 

4. Newspaper 

Focusing mostly on Optional today; deadlines approaching. 

Good day! ☀️

Finished reading Biswas and realised I had a cold. Revised Larkin's poetry while the cold grew worse. Didn't study anything after that :/

27.11.21:
Have a test to write, and so the focus will be on writing as many questions as I can.

Also, the YPT group says I don't have the rights to chat, and so, dear admin, consider this an application, and include me too :) 

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27/11

1.newspaper + CA

2. IPT [0/30]

3. MIH/ Econ.

4. AWP [0/3]

5. miscl.

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Good Morning Everyone!


27/11

  • GS 2 Topper Copies =Done
  • GS 2 Notes Begin =Done but less than expected
  • NM + CP =Couldn't begin (Time wasted)
  • Groups =Couldn't begin (Time wasted)
  • If time, Rings


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sbhatisaid

Sister's marriage went well. I'll get back to studies tomorrow after a long hiatus.


Targets for tomorrow:

1. Insights CA + Editorial

2. Philosophy of religion: analysis of toppers answers, review of old study material and Cottingham to finalise a strategy for this topic 

3. Ethics: analysis of toppers answers, review of sources, strategising.

Not done, partially done (and decided to do contemporary western rather than religion), not done. But its okay. Philosophy took too much time and it will take a few days for me to get back the momentum. 

Targets for today:

1. Insights CA + Editorial 26th nov

2. Contemporary western philosophy: Moore, Russell and Early Wittgenstein (prepare at least a rough draft of notes for all topics)

3. Ethics: review of topper's copies


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Any one preparing with Hindi Sahitya?


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Anyone who joined CA 2022 classes?
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Revision tuesday(23/11/21 Day#24) done.

Another week comes to an end. Was able to finish October Epic, few ncerts, 2 MGP, socio+GS mains issue notes partially. Fragmented effort. Lots of breaks and distractions. This will continue to the following week because of convocation BS😤 A senior once said, "you are pretty much done with iitk, I presume! iitk is far from being done with you though!" and the bureaucracy of an Indian college is hitting me hard with all it's ugly colours. Anyhow, will work around this: last week to do the substantial portion of humongous monthly goals. 

Will try to finish big chunks of: a) ncerts b) mgp c) socio notes d) socio pyq(5Qs daily) e) gs-mains issues. Hoping for a focused week ahead to put some concerted effort. 🦉

Excerpt from पुखराज by गुलज़ार :

उठके जाते हुए पंछी ने बस इतना ही देखा

देर तक हाथ हिलाती रही वो शाख फ़िज़ा में

अलविदा कहने को, या पास बुलाने के लिए ?

🕊

How are you lovely people doing?


Good day's work today. Was done with convo+nodues work yesterday. So back on the wagon.


Tomorrow's targets(28/11/21, Day#29): [a] Current affairs(doing and freezing resources + deleting all the extraneous sources and steel up against the FOMO) [b] Index and consolidate all the ncerts done so far [c] review, add and consolidate the one-note gs-society collab [d] consolidate and continue socio skeleton notes [e] socio pyq paper

Long day planned for tomorrow. One session at a time. Singular focus.🧘🏻

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Last four days were really unproductive due to various reasons.

Targets completed on 27-11-21:

1) Two lectures of medieval India

2) 8 chapters of R S Sharma and 1 chapter of medieval

3) Daily CA + Perspective

Really good day. Received my ethics test scores. Got 19 out of 60, that was a huge relief (was lingering around 11-12 in other GS tests). Looks like my insufficient understanding of the other subjects is dragging down the scores, I can feel when there is no content/flow to the answer. Need to work on that.

Was planning to skip the next ethics test on 5th, change of plans. Finish ancient India by tomorrow, and focus on ethics thereafter. Let's see if I can hit the range 21-22!

"Fortitude is the guard and support of all other virtues." - John Locke

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