Interview study plan

Interview prep is hard. If you feel overwhelmed or don’t know where to start, here is a study plan to get you started. This plan consists of carefully selected problems that will make you practice all the most common problem-solving patterns. Mastering these problems will give you all the tools you need to solve pretty much any interview question.

Don’t be fooled though, this is an ambitious plan that will make you work hard, but if you can stick to it then you are guaranteed to enter your interview with confidence and a high chance of success.

How to use this plan:

  1. Reserve time every day to study.
  2. Attempt each problem by yourself.
  3. Once done, record your confidence level in the “Progress” column. If you were able to solve the problem on your own without mistakes than then select “OK”. If you solved the problem but made some important errors, then select “Almost there”. Otherwise, select “Needs work”.
  4. Your goal is to make the whole “Progress” column green.
  5. In the “Summary” column write a note on the patterns and techniques used to solve the problem. This is useful later on to review problems and fix important concepts in your brain.
  6. Use this plan as a living plan. Practice problems that you have attempted a long time ago (use the “last attempted at” column) to refresh the patterns and techniques used to solve them.
  7. Before your interview review the summary column to refresh patterns and techniques.

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