https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Have I done the right thing?

Hi guys,

I have recently returned to Duolingo! Because I have not been online much lately and have been neglecting my language learning a bit, I decided to reset my 3 trees in order to recap. Most of my skills were weak and I had forgotten a considerable amount of them. Did I do the right thing or should I have just stregthened all my skills? I know that resetting your tree cannot be undone, this question is just for future reference.

Thanks!

~Em

1 year ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo
TseDanylo
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I think you did the right thing. I reset my trees every now and again when I know I probably don't remember most of it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Thank you! That's reassuring as I can see you are experienced. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoNoEsImposible

It all depends on your point of view. How long did you neglect your language practice? If you just left off for a month or two, I would probably just endure strengthening it---with timed practice you can get lots of xp. However, if you were busy for a year or decade, I'm not sure what I would say. If you lose so much strength that you start un-learning your lessons, you can always test out. See if someone else comments.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Thanks! I've been doing some here and there for about a year, but not as much as I used to or want to do. I feel as though I have forgotten a lot of my skills. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NoNoEsImposible

OK. It was probably fine to reset everything then. Clicking on Strengthen Skills doesn't do everything. However, you can also click on a skill, then click "Redo" for each lesson so that you can also relearn everything that way. =)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Thank you for all of your help and advice! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VinayakMalhotra.

What's the difference, in the end its all the same. Don't you think?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Resetting your tree deletes all of your work and puts you at the level you were at when you first created your account. However, strengthening our skills saves your previous work and allows you to redo and improve it. You could say it's all the same, but resetting your tree makes it impossible to skip improvement and takes longer. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

You can reset a tree and then take the placement test to see how much you actually remember, it will them place you at the correct level.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

I have now done that, thanks for the help. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

Not a problem :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ezja.

You said everything I wanted to! Have a lingot!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

That's kind of you! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VinayakMalhotra.

Thanks a lot.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

No problem. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ontalor
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In the future, I would suggest never deleting a tree.

Even if you start from the beginning and redo every lesson, the bits and pieces that you do remember are important, because Duolingo will learn that you remembered those words and will know that you don't need to see them for a long time and you'll be required to review a lot less. The system learns what you remember and what you don't, so if you never delete a tree it lets Duolingo learn much better what your strengths and weaknesses are with the language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Okay, I wasn't aware of that. I will keep it in mind for next time. Thanks! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Grandmumm
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It's perfectly fine that you reset your trees. For most of us, DuoLingo is self-education. That means that you get to set the rules by which you learn. Plus, by resetting your tree, you'll earn Lingots for those forgotten skills. You can then spend the Lingots on tests and track your learning progress.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChocolateWish14

Thank you for your help! :)

1 year ago
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