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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salfs

Unlimited practice

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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

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salfs
  • 1032

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rappa88

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salfs
  • 1032

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rappa88

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sakasiru

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ceaer

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salfs
  • 1032

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FrankySka

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danwizard2013

with no hearts or anything ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salfs
  • 1032

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danwizard2013

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lorilane

why am I not moving forward. I seem to be on the same spot everyday. I'm getting very frustrated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeeDeeBug

Are you simply not completing a lesson because of too many errors (lost all hearts)? If so, try clicking on the vocabulary words listed below the lesson and practice individual words/phrases until you know them. Is this helpful?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lorilane

thank you Jenievans. I will try that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JxPatrizia

perhaps you missed the second choice on the practice menu. There is practice without timer (in white) practice with timer (in green)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/electronicmonk

The untimed mode actually isn't unlimited practice. it consists of a set number of sentences and if you make more than 3 mistakes before you make it through all the sentences then you "lose" which means you stop that practice round and you don't get any skill points (unless this has changed recently).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salfs
  • 1032

Exactly my point, progress is lost, even if you got 16 correct, but lost three hearts and you are just missing that last one.

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