I need help please!
I've been doing duolingo since august and I havent gotten far until now. Now i need to keep going and get words down. But i'm having a hard time how to speak the words I know and if anyone would like to help, i will highly appreciate it. Thanks dudes <sub>~</sub>Alex
I thank your for your replies, but i am studying spanish the most. But thank you... <sub>~</sub>Alex
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Let's do a mathematical approach. You have 1364 XP on your Spanish. Let's say 1370. Since August, it's been 7 months, let's skip August and say 6 months.
1370 XP = 137 lessons
137 lessons / 6 months = 23 courses / month
(23 courses / month) * ( 1 month / 30 days) = 0.76 courses /day
Duolingo kindly recommends at least 1 course / day, and doing it without skipping any day. And this is the minimum actually, normal pace is recommended as 3 courses / day. If we say there are 30 days / month, we have 180 days in 6 months so what Duolingo recommends was to do 180 courses in a given interval.
You are basically 180 - 137 = 43 lessons below the minimum. Imagine the difference from normal. Mathematically again, (43 / 137) * 100 = %31. You would have studied %31 more if only you have obeyed to the minimum goal.
So, thanks for the math, isn't it normal that you are not able to go far?
Study more, and everything will be just fine!
Oh, very nice calculation.
You don't mean courses :-)
You actually mean excercise / practice / Übung which either consist of a (new) lesson or a strengthen skill excercise.
No doubts you are right! I was chatting with a friend about a course and looks like I just mixed the two up :D
Well, i thank you guys and for the calculation. I will be making sure i to get the one course a day
You can compare it to Memrise course levels.
You can set your learning of new words to 5/10/15/20 per session in your Memrise settings.
1253 / 124 days = ~10 words / day. I once had a ~12 words ratio.
My suggestion: Try 10-20 words / day, try to find out your maximum (depends on skills, difficulty, words vs phrases/sentences, etc.).
I also tried to learn all 60-70 words / level on Memrise, in 15 words sessions; that works easily with the "Memrise infinite learning" user script, so you can learn ALL words in ONE session (if you want to).
DuoLingo 2x 7+-3 words = ~14 words.
Memrise 2 x 10 = 20 words for 2 learning sessions.
Memrise 2 x 15 = 30 words for 2 learning sessions.
Memrise by the way has a "6 step" flower planting learning process, so you might get less than total of 20-30 learned words, if you are stuck to the green bar (1/2 and 3/4 learning finished) and you can not plant all (10 or 15) words in a single learning session.
Do NOT learn too many words, as all those learned words backfire on Memrise, where you have to do regular short-term and long-term (daily) reviews.
Try to learn as much as you can still remember a view hours / the next day later.
DuoLingo in contrast does not backfire as much as Memrise with the review of words.
But it may still happen to you that you hardly can remember all (7+-3) words (or grammar) of those finished 5-10 lessons per skill, if you try to learn them in one bulk session / per day, especially when you have to learn more difficult words (or grammar, verb tables, etc.) from scratch.
hey, thanks. That probably took a lot of time to get all that math and answers i thank you. I owe you lingots