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About This Guide
This is more than "just another resource." This is a comprehensive, organized roadmap carefully designed and crafted for USACO contestants – available to everyone, for free.
This guide is not an official syllabus. Topics on this guide reflect past problems, not future problems.
This guide is written by top USACO contestants, including two-time IOI winner and USACO Problemsetter Benjamin Qi.
This guide is targeted towards all contestants, regardless of their division. You'll find problems suitable for you.
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No, USACO does not have an official syllabus. This guide merely lists topics that have historically appeared in USACO contests; it makes no guarantees about the topics in future USACO contests.
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