https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

"Finishing" Duolingo

I am wondering if it is possible to "finish" Duolingo. By this I mean that all the lessons show as completed (yellow) instead of incomplete (various colours). Two days ago I checked and I had 20 "incomplete" and yesterday there were 32 "incomplete". I finished through the tree over a week ago, but I can't seem to "complete" the lessons as they keep showing up for a re-do. I am now in level 16.

September 26, 2017

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux

Yes, it is possible to have all the circles gold for a period of time. However, you need to practice daily in order to keep it that way. This is a popular method for doing so: http://gregreflects.blogspot.com/2014/12/how-to-make-gold-duolingo-tree.html

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

Thank you SO much for the link - I am now cruising along getting gold every day :)

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

I've been practicing about an hour a day and have a 78 day streak... Thanks for the link. I will review it.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/hanspersson

It's possible. I turn my German tree all gold each day. By now, I've gotten it down to only needing to do 4-5 lessons per day, from about 15 a week or two ago.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

Impressive. Thanks for the tip.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

I am doing "strengthen" now, instead of each individual lesson. I am moving along smartly.

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley

My French tree is almost always gold nowadays. It's definitely possible for your tree to stay golden. Just keep at it!

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

Thanks for the encouragement.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas_Wesley

You're welcome! If you keep going back to re-gild the weakened modules, eventually they stop weakening so quickly...

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

I learned how to use "strengthen" and now I'm humming along! I had never used it before.

September 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tech274

I do a few lessons "untimed" , but after that I use the timed practice for the remaining weak ones. This allows me to make all sections gold in a shorter period of time. (plus it makes your brain work faster.) You also will never "complete the lessons" as there is no end. Your tree will always decay. Each individual decides when the lessons no longer benefit themselves. I achieved level 25 in Eng-Fr , but I have not mastered all the material. So it's on to 40K XP for me.

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

What do you mean by 40K XP?

September 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tech274

Sszulm18 : I hit 30K XP to complete level 25. I didn't feel that I knew it well enough , so I will continue practicing until I hit 40,000 XP. Then re-evaluate.

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

Ah, I now understand. I am at just under 10,000 XP. I started at advantage in that I studied French in school from 10- 18 years old and lived in Montreal, which has lots of French speakers. Still, I hadn't used it in many years to this has been a refresher course. I have found that using the "strengthen" is very helpful to re-gild. I will see how that goes.

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sszulm18

I am using "strengthen" and expect to get everything golden in a few more days (maybe a week...). I won't quite meet my original deadline of Sept 30, but I won't be far behind.

September 30, 2017
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