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Golden tree before learning new skills?

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Does anyone else force themselves to make their tree golden before they learn new skills, or is it just me? Are there benefits to this, or is just going straight for the new stuff better? I'm a bit OCD (just a bit) so making my tree golden is a must for me.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/SamijaH.
SamijaH.
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I do the same and that way you actually make sure that you keep those learned skills in your long term memory. If you would just speed trough the tree then you would most likely finish it but wouldn't really learn much.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Faton444

Exactly^ Sometimes I even redo everything golden from the start just to remember what I've learned...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/psionpete
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The problem revision before new lessons is you may get stuck and make no progress. Reversing the order at least means you can move forwards. I usually try to do two or three new lessons before I start revising older ones.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vytah
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I think that, at least in your case, doing bridging trees would be more beneficial than regilding initial trees. For example, you could do ES←IT, IT←ES, DE←ES, ES←DE, DE←IT, IT←DE (not sure if all of these exist).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
wildfood
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I finished the tree first and then went back and made it golden.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GoColts6
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I make the whole thing golden first, because it refreshes my memory on the words I learned. The new skills are accumaltative on the skills before, so remembering the things I learned before makes the news skills easier. Hope this helps. :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Clarissant

I do! It works best for me that way because I know that I'd never make my tree golden again if there were too many skills I needed to strengthen. Personally, I think that there are only benefits to keeping your tree golden before moving on. That way, the stuff you've learnt stays in your long-term memory and you won't feel discouraged or overwhelmed once the tree is finished. I also conquered the tree rather quickly, I completed the last Irish lesson after 78 days (and I didn't spend that much time on Irish every day :)).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ivy844039

I have three other languages I want to learn, but I feel I need to finish French first. So yeah I making my self finish French and make it golden before moving on to a new language. I also make it all gold before I learn new skills. I cant learn a new skill unless the rest of the tree in golden. That way I know I remember what I have already learnt and can move on.. Maybe I got OCD?

2 years ago