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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?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Bill-Roca

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.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

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)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tariqnisarahmed

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. ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carolzinha120

Thanks everyone who replied! Yes, you are right! I think I will do that the next time! Thanks everyone!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
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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

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carolzinha120

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!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

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?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carolzinha120

Thank you for your help! I will try to do this! Bye

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Do you need lingots?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbraxunsIllusion

Eh, have some anyway.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carolzinha120

Thank you for your offer, but i have some! But if I need, I ask you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/crlight
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You can still loose a heart or two and strengthen the skill, just depends on how weak the skill is.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wrenbob
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Leave a message for Luis or Kisinemc

4 years ago