Typing Cyrillic letters
How do I type Cyrillic letters using my American "qwerty" keyboard? Did I miss some instruction along the way?
You need to install the Russian keyboard on your computer. All computers have this built in, you just have to set it up based on whatever type of computer you have. You can normally pick the native Russian layout, which puts the letters where Russian computers would have them, or you can use a transliterated version, which means they're in generally the same place based on the sound as they would be on a qwerty keyboard. There are some sites that help you practice typing if you go with the native keyboard.
Wow, Jettaska, that is amazing. Reaching level 10 that way shows your dedication must be enormous. Please accept some lingots. If you follow the instructions linked to by HersheyNan (and suggested by Ontalor), practicing Russian at Duo should be much easier, and it ought to enable you to do timed practice as well--you'll probably love it.
Thank you for the lingots: It is a bit slow, but the keyboard is fonetic, and there are not so many sentences from English to Russian. And I tested out since I studied Russian at school 35 years ago. I was surprised how much i remembered and how Duolingo is helping me to get back what I had forgotten.
You're welcome. (You can load a phonetic keyboard on Windows and Apple OS's, at least, and probably on Linux, although they all seem to differ somewhat.) Duo definitely provides good practice, there's no question. Should you wish to do more English-to-Russian exercises, the "reverse tree," English for Russian speakers, provides mostly translation into Russian. Enjoy returning to Russian after lo! these many years. It's what I am doing too, and I'm also enjoying it.