https://www.duolingo.com/DylanSande4

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.

May 3, 2017

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KateVinee

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

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanSande4

Thanks Kate!

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

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. :)

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

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.

May 4, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mulch_Diggums

He/she was asking for a way to make it not ask which one you wanted. There isn't, though.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanSande4

Thanks Mulch, much appreciated. Knowing that I'm not just missing some button to disable it makes me feel better.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Oh, I guess I was confused then. :)

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/DylanSande4

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.

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

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.

May 3, 2017
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