Unlimited practice

Dear Duolingo, can you make a function to practice for an unlimited amount of time instead of having a timer or having to start over again after twenty sentences. A function where you just keep going until you press stop. Thanks

November 20, 2013


I think I got it.

  1. Unlimited number of questions, (not just 20)

  2. A stop button, (not a timer)

  3. Every vocabulary word has to be used in two sentences, before you earn one coin (skill point). This also means every correct sentence is about half a coin, which is the same ratio as the normal 20 question practice.

  4. The two sentences with the same key vocabulary word should not be spread too far apart, perhaps 5-7 sentences before you get the same word again

Example, I would do 50 sentences, get 25 skill points and refresh about 23 words or so

November 21, 2013

I agree with your initial idea, I disagree with this one. I would never do anything that yields less points rather than something that yields more with similar formats. While you do 50 sentences to get 25 skill points, I'll just do two timed practices, and get 40 points

November 22, 2013

Yeah, I get your point, but sometimes there is one very hard sentence which makes you run out of time, in the timed practice.

November 23, 2013

Regardless, I'll just start a new one. Once you give the extrinsic motivation of prizes, it usually surpasses other motivations. Therefore, taking away value, going from 1 coin to half a coin, might have a detrimental effect

November 24, 2013

I think as long as you can lose hearts, there has to be a limit of questions, or else you will lose eventually and all progress will be lost.

November 20, 2013

Well, in timed mode, it saves your progress whether you get 1 question right or all 20, and whether you get through all the questions or not. So I think Salfs is asking for a practice like that, where whenever you stop it saves your progress.

Personally I think it would be neat if there was an option for timed practice where it would run until you actually ran out of time, rather than stopping after 20 questions even when you have a lot of time left on the clock.

November 20, 2013

Yeah, maybe a timer that starts at 2 minutes and then unlimited questions. Sometimes I take 20 seconds on the really hard ones and only 2 on the easy ones.

November 21, 2013
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They could implement a shifting window though. That is, you could loose a game if you loose more than 3 hearts *within the last 20 questions. If you are doing well, you could go on until you press a stop button.

November 20, 2013

with no hearts or anything ?

November 21, 2013

No hearts, no time, the point is that it is stress-free and that you do not lose all your points if you lose all your hearts.

November 23, 2013

I agree it would be good to just keep going and get coins for getting correct answers and not have to waste time clicking on the practice button over and over again.

November 23, 2013
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