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Tips to maintain a streak?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Cleeent
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See the 3rd section called:

ABOUT STREAKS, KEEPING THEM AND LOSING THEM.

in the Streak Hall of Fame FAQ here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13109423

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bemk92
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That's a really good reference there Cleeent, but you might want to include daylight saving time in the timezone change confusion point. I've had some weird stuff happen to me on DST changing days.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cleeent
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Thanks for the idea on DST. I added it to the FAQ.

I also added some more tips that have made my streak successful. I've always used the 1 XP goal per day, as another person posted in this thread, but have averaged over 40 XP per day since I started Duolingo.

The most important tip is to remember the goal is to use Duolingo as part of one's plan to learn. I still haven't mastered everything it can teach me so I come back every day.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bemk92
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Thanks :)

I personally have my target set at 30XP. I do have streak freezes, but even then, what's life without a bit of risk.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SportsOcean
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I remember when I couldn't keep a streak of two days! Partially because I didn't have time, but also because I didn't have the support and motivation.

I set aside a time when I got on Duo (to began with) then I started to come on on whenever I had the chance.

I surrounded myself with good people here on Duo who support me and encourage me to keep going and learn, learn, learn!!! :-) Find those people and it will be so much easier to just get on learn a language!

Finally - Love languages. (need I say more?) ;-)

Have fun and best of luck with your streak!!! :-) - SportsOcean

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joann464700

That sounds really great, thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anno-Domini
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Just learn a language every day and don't think about a streak. Any person can find 5-10-15 minutes a day for learning. Enjoy it. And that will make a long streak.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PandaCupcake12

Make it part of your routine. For example, pick a time that you can do every day, and make sure you do that. Don't slack off and say, oh I'll do it in half an hour", just DO IT. It will soon become something that you just know you have to do every day, and you will be able to maintain your streak!

I hope this helped! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/topaz_101

That is completely right - once me and my friends did exactly that and it worked ... 30 day streak for us all ...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joann464700

I get this very well :D thanks!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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Make DuoLingo a daily habit, like brushing your teeth. Make sure that you always have a streak freeze just in case something unexpected happens.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GaryLaRowe
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Yep, agree with PandaCupcake to make it a part of your routine. Also helps if you have more than one way to access your account (ie, web and your phone) so you have a contingency if you can't follow your regular routine for some reason.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlanAlza10
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Buy a freeze streak. That way, if you accidentally miss a day, your streak will remain intact. Set an achievable daily goal. Set time aside each day for Duolingo. Download the Duolingo app - that way, if you are unable to access a computer, you can still gain XP through completing exercises.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Malena262291

Learn a language that you enjoy (it'll keep you motivated) and make it a part of your routine. Try doing a lesson when you wake up or are about to go to sleep, or whenever you have free time. Also buy a freeze streak just in case

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Aria487
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I'll make it as quick as I can:

  • Set your daily goal to 1XP (Tell yourself "Come on, one XP on Timed practice won't kill you"!) You have it on 50XP, which is a little scary!("Ugh, I'll have to go do 50")
    My average is 150/day and I have it on 1, so don't think it's a sloppy move, setting it on 1)
  • Set an alarm somewhere else, like on your clock, to remind you to come back.
  • Come back! After a while, it'll be a habit. When it did turn into a habit, you can drop your streak to break free of the number, and build a new one.
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