How can I make some lessons gold?
People, I have a doubt. I need to streghten some lessons that are marked 4/5. I've done 3 times the same thing. In the end, I finished normally, but the bar does not do up (does not become gold). What should I do?
One sure way is to redo every single lesson within the skill.
In a previous version of Duo it showed your strength for each lesson. So for example I recall a 10 lesson skill like "Verbs Present 2" with maybe six individual lessons showing a missing bar. You could take the overall "Strengthen" lesson and maybe 2 or 3 of the individuals would clean up, sometimes enough to give you 5/5 overall and sometimes it would take 2-3 passes. But with so many lessons still weak I would be back there in a few days when it decayed again.
By doing every weak lesson individually the entire skill would stay strong much longer.
So until they bring back this feature (showing all the weak individual lessons within a skill) all you can do is redo each lesson or else keep doing the 'Strengthen' one over and over.
How are you accessing the lessons in question? I think you need to go into the section in the tree, but instead of clicking on a lesson, click on strengthen/practice skills (button on the right)
A shortcut is to click on that individual lesson, and then click strengthen for that lesson. If I am in a hurry, and just want to polish my tree, that's what I do. Over time you'll end up repolishing most every lesson, except those words that get some polish from being tested in other sentences. Also the rate of decay in some of the beta courses is faster than in stage 3's. I have definitely seen that in Spanish to French. When I practice all there, I can easily improve three different lessons at one shot. :) Great until you realize they were all gold the day before, that I regularly do strengthen all in that course even when nothing's decayed, and they'll lose luster in a few days despite all that! :) And great again because I like revising the basics to get them solid gold. ;)
Thanks everyone who replied! Yes, you are right! I think I will do that the next time! Thanks everyone!
if you have a lot of weak words in a skill it might take longer: you only strengthen a couple of words per practice session, and if there are more weak words, or you get some of them wrong, you might need several attempts
Thanks for helping! I was using the button to strenghten all the lessons. And after lots of attempts i discovered that to make it gold, I need to get everything right and do not lose hearts. Just doing that i got it!
Timed practice works well, I think that's the best method. If you haven't already got it, it's in the lingot store. Not enough lingots? Ask me for some if you need them, I have 180. How much does it cost again?