Unequipping Timed Practice
Hello Duolingo Community, I recently equipped the Timed Practice feature but after trying it a few times, have decided that it is not very good and that I don't have any interest in using. However, I cannot seem to find any way to unequip, and instead, consistently have to click past it. Am I missing something? Does anyone know how to unequip it? Thank you.
I haven't tried it so I don't know if it will work, but there's a userscript called "Duolingo: Refund Store Items" that is supposed to cancel your purchase. It might help. http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Userscripts
Hello Dylan, click on "strengthen skills." Then it should ask you whether you want to use timed practice or not. I strongly recommend you use it, however. In real life you won't have unlimited time to respond, at least not without looking weird. :)
We will need to respond fast when using our new languages in a real life situation, but that doesn't mean that setting a timer is a helpful way of practising to achieve that.
I find that when I'm practising, I remember a word at whatever speed I remember it - there's no amount of effort or panic that'll make me remember it faster. What speeds it up its lots and lots and lots of repetition - hitting the strengthen button again and again and again. I don't use timed practise at all.
He/she was asking for a way to make it not ask which one you wanted. There isn't, though.
Thanks Mulch, much appreciated. Knowing that I'm not just missing some button to disable it makes me feel better.
Hello, Thanks for the reply. I have seen that option and regularly choose to not use it. It's just another step that is becoming tiring over time. I find it easy enough to set my own time constraints to simulate a more fast-paced environment when that's what I'm trying to work on, but I don't find the way Timed Practice is set up to be very useful for my learning goals. Duolingo is one of a few different approaches I'm taking to learning German, so I don't need it to do that. Now that I've tried it out, it would just be nice to undo it.
Well, everyone learns differently, so I guess if it doesn't work for you, then you shouldn't use it. I can understand what you mean, because after about 10 questions I often have pretty much unlimited time.