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Restart, orrr?

I have not used this site in a while and I was wondering. Is it worth just creating a new account and restarting after having not done any German practice in nearly five months or so?

^ I was never that advanced in my learning of this language so I see no reason not to merely start over. Your thoughts?

Also; what is a good amount of points to aim for per day, per week, per month or whatever?

InB4Depends

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/hdcanis
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"reset languages" can be found in Settings. But yeah, I'd guess that after a long pause it might be a good idea to just start from the beginning, and if you remember something from the past, that just helps.

I've been aiming to get at least some points every day, be it ten or thirty or sixty.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mimiko19

i would suggest you continue at your old username, but test again your skills of german to see if you forgot some things or not, since u haven't been active for 5 months....i would also suggest that you solve per day two categories (for instance: verbs, plurals) so you don't force yourself that much and you don't get bored that easily by doing so:) you will also see that you memory, language skills will increase in a very short amount of time....and just have fun, don't force yourself too much;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Suzune-chan

Why not just your account. Then you would not have to make a new one. It is in your settings~

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Have you practiced outside of Duo? Or are you just afraid you forgot everything?

If it's the latter, keep practising and it will come back. If you redo everything you will get bored and give up.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Salxandra
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I took a couple of months off when I was about twice as far as you. It was painful to catch back up. But, it sure taught me that it's better to just do a lesson a day to maintain my knowledge than to take a break. And, that's why I have such a high streak.

Starting with a blank slate vs. Using your current tree and spending time reviewing.

Either is feasible. The advantage of starting over is that you can skip the frustration of truly experiencing how much you have lost in your knowledge. When I returned to Duolingo after two months, it was really tough to not be able to do lessons at the bottom of the tree, and being restricted based on my knowledge to the early stuff. But, when you catch back up, you will be very proud of yourself.

If you're going to continue using your tree, you may find that initially, you can't use "Lesson Practice". You may have to drill down to "Practice skill" or even repeating each of the lessons within a skill.

"Repeating each of the lessons within a skill" ---- Each lesson only includes material from that lesson or earlier in the tree. So, if you're really struggling this is the step to take. Essentially, it allows you to have the same experience as if you reset the tree.

"Practice skill" --- Duolingo may sprinkle in harder material from later in the tree, but most of the lesson will be focused on the skill. For restarting the tree, you may be able to get through these lessons. (If you reset your tree, you won't be able to take advantage of these lessons.)

But, "Lesson Practice" includes anything and everything, and may be too difficult when you come back to Duolingo after a hiatus.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I like to do between 100 and 500 points a day. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ich-bin-der-Baer

Ended up starting a new account... This one. Just about passed where I was up to on my old account =]

Amazing how quickly I got to where I am now. I guess I must have remembered a great deal as on SuarezLifts it took nearly an entire month (could have been three) to reach this stage. Though that was as well as schooling and other such stuff (holidays atm).

Thanks Guys :)

4 years ago