https://www.duolingo.com/Jimmycodotcom

Too obsessive

I don't see a lot of document/instructions, that's probably a good thing, but is it too obsessive to complete a lesson flawlessly and down cold before moving on? Or am I overthinking it?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/ziggKogg
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You are not overthinking. You are determined. Be attentive to detail and go for perfection! I like that!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ellevan

I agree! You are not overthinking it. I started out doing the same thing but as I progressed in the tree I started moving through lessons without fully understanding them. Now I only have 8 lessons left in the tree and I have no motivation to complete them. I went back to the top of my tree to go through each lesson and complete them with all hearts intact, but the task feels so daunting. The only thing that keeps me coming back is my streak. I'm seeking motivation/inspiration. Don't be like me! :) Whelp, good luck!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RienaW
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Everyone has their own style of learning. Some will spend 5 times the amount of time they spend learning new things on practicing. Some will not move on from a lesson until they get through with no hearts. Some race through to the end without looking back and focus solely on Immersion, and some move on as soon as they pass the lesson, regardless of the number of hearts they had. Some simply go back to review when a lesson is no longer gold. Do what makes you feel like you're getting the most out of Duolingo.

As you go down the ladder to more difficult material, you'll probably find that your style changes adapts a few times, and that's okay. Or it may stay exactly the same and that's okay too. If you're comfortable and enjoying how you're practicing, you're going to learn more, even if something worked better for someone else.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Overthinking, IMO. Some folks repeat a lesson until they can pass without losing a heart. Not me. If you get ahead of yourself and start feeling overwhelmed, slow down and do some reviewing, IMO.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

I don't move on unless I get a perfect score in my last lesson, but I'm a bit .... focused. Just do what you think is best. ^^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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You might be overthinking it, but keep in mind, lessons get harder and harder later on in the tree and it is not going to be easy to do a flawless lesson. But keep in mind, just make sure you understand and practice and you'll be fine. :-) Good luck on your language learning!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AernJardos
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I like to move on as soon as I can, just because the later lessons use all the stuff from the earlier ones, so if you have any problems you'll get another chance to cover it. There's also the Strengthen Skills option which covers everything you've learned to date which is really good for just generic practice.

Some people do like practicing until they can do it flawlessly, some people like to just barely squeak through, some like to go until they feel they have a solid grasp on the materiel. As long as it does not kill your momentum and you feel you are improving, go with whatever works for you! But if you feel you are really bogging down, perhaps try a different strategy just to change it up for a bit.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/romastutts
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I was trying to move quickly through French, but started getting overwhelmed. It makes sense to slow down and make sure you have mastered one section before moving on to another. I teach Spanish and it's been a good experience for me to try a new language as a learner. I think it's helped my teaching to be reminded just how hard it can be to learn a new language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jimmycodotcom

Thanks everyone! I feel better.

4 years ago
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