https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Briton296

Skills

I had to strengthen 8 skills because I missed one day, but why? I mean I know words fade from your memory but not 8 skills in one day.

February 28, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jhink34

Did you use hints a lot? That would mean that those skills would weaken sooner.

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Briton296

How do you use hints? Are they in the lingot store?

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jhink34

If you are on the website version, you just hover over the word to see what it means.

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Briton296

Ok thanks I do need some help on words LOL (:

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jhink34

Your Welcome

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

Duolingo uses a spaced repetition approach. It shows you things you've learned at times that will most help them stick in your head. If you keep the tree gold, you'll find it works really well. Sometimes that means you don't make any progress through the tree for a while - that's fine.

Duolingo takes account of how long it takes you to answer the question, and it takes account of whether or not you "peek" - whether or not you hold the mouse over a word to see what it means. When you can answer the questions quickly and without peeking, the skills will decay more slowly.

After you've strengthened the skills a few times, they'll start decaying more slowly, and then you'll be able to get further through the tree.

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Briton296

Thanks (:

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MasonBrooks_25

I'll help you, just join my club

February 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeNolan6

It appears that they keep scores in floating point, but only display them in integer, so your ''5' skill may have been close to the line. I had 7 skills to refresh today, too, and spent most of the weekend doing nothing but strengthening skills. And my fluency number went down 1%, too. I blame the latter on the removal of the flashcards from my account (part of some kind of A/B test, it seems), so I haven't been able to do flash cards since last Thursday.

February 28, 2017
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