Lingots... Timed Practice or Progress Quiz?
For a long (ish) time, I have been contemplating this question... How am I gonna spend my Lingots? With these two options in the Lingot store: Timed Practice or Progress Quiz, I was wondering if anyone has used either of the two and if so, what do you think about them, and which one should I get? XD
In my opinion, the Progress Quiz is useless, especially for me, because I have to take German quizzes irl for school. I think that Timed Practice is a much better option because you can (as close to possible on Duolingo) "simulate" (I put it in air quotes because it's not really that good of a simulation) (sorry for all the parentheses (it's so hard for me to stop using them!)) real life experiences. In real life, you won't have time to look a word up or hover over it, so Timed Practice trains you to do things quickly, but also quality, not just quantity, as the amount of xp you get depends on how many answers you get right. You can also use Timed Practice forever, not just once like a Progress quiz.
I prefer Timed Practice. They go quicker for me than normal practice and I found they rebuild skills quicker. I could be wrong, but very rarely can I ever strengthen two skills at once with normal practice, but with Timed Practice I can strengthen up to 3 at a time. I definitely do not regret getting Timed Practice. If I could use it on mobile I would. I use it almost exclusively on Web version.