https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe

Resting on your laurels

I finished my French tree ages ago. But as I like to keep in practice, I often go back to revisit lessons. It never gets boring because most of the time, I find material that wasn't previously covered.

February 6, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/Veronique157

I am just starting and I love French. I do it in school too. How long did it take to finish completely?

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe

It would be unfair of me to say without first mentioning that I began studying French in the 7th grade. Even so, it took me about a month to get through my tree. I spent another week going back in order to make the icons gold again. Some days I would rack up 900+ XP. But, as you say, I love it!

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Spyrunner

That is impressive. I only do one new lesson a day because I think I can only remember a few words at a time. I'm constantly going back to make my tree gold, which seems to wither rather quickly.

I worked really hard in high school to be a D student in French. Math was easy for me, but not French.

Perhaps I should try a 900 point day.

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LanguageButcher

I think level 9 in 34 days is pretty good. I'm shooting to finish the tree in 2 months since I have no previous french experience.

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe

Bonne chance !

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe

Nine hundred XP is an outlier. I typically do 50-100. I was terrible at maths in school probably because I was so focused on foreign language.

Yeah, have a duo marathon on a rainy day.

Cheers!

February 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/IceAly

Not that there is anything wrong with a 900 point day, but remember that daily practice will do you far more good than occasional marathons. Don't burn yourself out!

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Wonderboy6

Always remember that in your new lessons you cover the new lesson plus everything you have already learned up to that point.

My advice would be not to worry about 'trying to remember' every new word before moving forward. A lot of the time what was really strange grammar that i had no idea could possibly make sense, soon revealed itself to be obvious once I just had a larger grasp on foundations of the language.

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe

Yeah, I've reeled it in now that the honeymoon is over. I try to keep it below the three hundred level.

February 7, 2016
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