https://www.duolingo.com/Goim

We should be rewarded a lingot everytime we finish timed practise..

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with all 20 exercises done and no mistakes made!^^

If we get a lingot everytime we practise without losing a heart.. why shouldn't we be rewarded with a lingot in timed practise as well?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/D_O_M_O
D_O_M_O
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timed practice is IMPOSSIBRUUUU!!!!

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D_O_M_O
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soviet russia... table flip you

ノ┬─┬ノ ︵ ( \o°o)\

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/queendeeny

I am amazed that any one ever finishes timed practice. I have never even gotten close.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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My estimate is that if you type at least 60-80wpm you can finish timed practice. Personally, I type 100+wpm in English but probably less in Spanish or other languages where I also have to type accents (I never ignore them on purpose).

It would be interesting to know the typing speeds of those who get to the end of timed practice regularly.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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Here's one data point: I think my typing speed's around 80wpm on an English layout, a bit less on other QWERTYs, a lot less on AZERTY. I regularly complete timed practices. I use native keyboard layouts so I can hit the accents, but sometimes ignore punctuation and capitalization (except for German nouns). By my calculations you need 120 wpm to break even on my least favourite timed practice sentence:

Montag, Dienstag, Mittwoch, Donnerstag, Freitag, Samstag und Sonntag sind die sieben Tage einer Woche.

(that is, to type it in under 7 seconds), but most sentences are shorter, and are in any case compensated for by quick tasks like multiple choice questions. At least for the QWERTY layouts, I am definitely slowed down more by thinking than by typing, especially for native-to-foreign translations.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Druckles
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That would actually get you at least 10s for completing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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Thanks for pointing that out! I forgot that the longer sentences give you more time. With 10s, a simple calculation gives 84 WPM. However, typing speed is usually standardized to an average word length of 5. Correcting for the longer words here, I get a required speed of about 100 WPM... which would be fairly unpleasant if all the sentences were like that, but fortunately this one's something of an outlier.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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is wpm weeks per month?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Words per minute. 1 word per minute (wpm) is considered to be equal to 5 characters per minute (cpm).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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oh, ok

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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I type fast in english, but this causes problems, like sometimes hitting the enter button with a few characters left to type, or i accidentally mis-type something and don't realize it because of my speed.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nateVONgreat
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I have finished quite a few times, but my best ever was 18 correct, ( i skipped 1, and got 1 wrong) if you don't know the answer, just skip. it saves time. Also practice a lot more than you learn new things, if you do that, you will breeze through the timed practice, and learn the language a lot better.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/D_O_M_O
D_O_M_O
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lol same :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timplum
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I think the same; I joined DL to learn languages, not speed typing!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajHenrot
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Totally agree: "I joined DL to learn languages, not speed typing!" It is very disappointing when the time practice is interrupted while I am still typing a long sentence.

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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I agree, and I think several others have suggested this previously -- I think olimo brought it up the other week. I think maybe there should be a time constraint too though; maybe full marks and 30 seconds on the clock for a lingot?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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I have indeed brought this up and I don't think there should be any time constraints. Getting 20 tasks in a row without mistakes is enough to bring you a lingot in an untimed practice—where you can think as long as you wish, use dictionaries, search stuff in the internet. Why shouldn't it be enough in the timed practice?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pont
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It's true; I can't argue with your logic.

Now, if only I knew what to do with all these lingots...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Yeah, the same for me, but for some reason I still like to get them ^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rappa88

I completely agree and have suggested it before. I also suggested that there be extra points for finishing particularly quickly

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MathLover11

How do you do timed practice? Can not find it!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lilylolly0

You may have to buy it in the Lingot store.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eilis65
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i agree with Goim, i just completed a Timed Practice, my first one, 19 in whatever the time was, and was disappointed to realise that taking a Timed Practice COST me so many Lingots, and I got nothing in return, not sure if I'll be taking any more Timed Practices! in my onnocence, i thought the amount of Lingots stated beside the Timed practice was my Reward! maybe it needs to be stated more clearly, and really yes an award would be nice, win back at least as many Lingots as you lost and a few more with it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Imnuts7
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I think that would be too easy to farm lingots for me (I have no use for them anyway), why is everyone saying timed practice is impossible??

2 years ago
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