I am recently studying Putnam and China Mathematical Olympiad problems. I understand the solutions but it's hard for me to apply the way how they solved the problem but I take down notes on how they solved the problem. Is this note-taking effective for me to understand and apply the concepts and techniques I learned for the future contests or whatsoever? And how much understanding do I need for me to be able to apply the techniques used in showing solutions?

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TopNewestI would say No! According to me firstly go for comparatively easier olympiads like BMO, JBMO, APMO, and also of several countries.I would recommend you to go here http://www.artofproblemsolving.com/Forum/resources.php and practice the problems of national olympiads of different countries. – Kishan K · 3 years, 9 months ago

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– John Ashley Capellan · 3 years, 9 months ago

By the way, what do you really mean saying "no"?Log in to reply

– Kishan K · 3 years, 9 months ago

I mean that according to me, you aren't doing right!Log in to reply

– John Ashley Capellan · 3 years, 9 months ago

Am I really jumping too much? By the way, thanks for informing me...Log in to reply