Mobile vs Desktop (Svenska)
After completion of Swedish tree, I was left unsatisfied with the result, since completion took more than 3 years and most of the tree was fading beyond repair. I blazed through the new topics and never reviewed the old ones.
I cleared my progress and started fresh, feeling motivated to keep it slow and gold this time around. I cleared first chapters fast and i did most of the work and review process on mobile. BUT
Chapters still started fading rapidly, that means, every morning I need to do 3-4 strengthening exercises to get the tree gold again. Every morning. Even if I don`t do any mistakes I have still stuff to refresh. I have read writings, that trees stay gold for weeks without logging in to Duolingo account. What am i doing wrong? Is the app to blame for it?
It doesn't matter what language you are doing the app pales in comparison to using the website. If you have time use the website and more importatntly use the Timed Practice on the website.
It's just the algorithm. It can be like that. Some are luckier than others with theirs.
Unfortunately, I think things always degild faster when starting a new tree (assuming you're working through the lessons). I assume this also occurs if you delete your progress. If you can do several timed practices all the way through (without or with minimal use of the hints), I think you'll see them staying gold for weeks. If you make regilding this way a habit, I think you'll start to see things degilding at a very manageable rate.
Does it also matter how long it takes to enter an answer? For example, if I leave for some time while in strengthening session?
I don't recall if I've ever seen this verified by Duo staff, but experienced users seem to think so. If you need to do something else in the middle of a session, do it on the screen where it's showing you the answer to a question before moving onto the next one.
I`ve been now using Duo exclusively on desktop for a week and I actually see no difference. I purchased Timer, so I can do timed practices, but nevertheless I still get random 3-4 fading skills overnight, so this week all I did, I refreshed these 3 skills and never got to do any more learning, every refreshment took 20-27 questions, even after everything was in gold and I completed some general strengthening exercises, it did not really matter at all...
I think about three degildings per day is par for the course unless you put in focused effort to review skills a noteworthy amount: redoing all the lessons plus strengthening several times, for example. If you know a skill well, you should be able to get through 3 to 4 timed practices in 12-15 minutes. This should keep a skill gold for a while. Obviously this would be required for each skill you have completed, so the effects might not be immediately obvious. If you don't know a skill well enough to achieve that, the degilding is there to help you get there.