Curious about XP. What is your experience?
It seems that the XP required for level 25 is roughly 30,000 XP. The Alpha testers for Chinese have been given access to the course for just under a week and someone has level 25 Chinese already. [Disclaimer: I have only had access for 6 days. Some people may have had access a few days sooner.]
But that would mean that even if one had access for two weeks that is 14 days. So 30,000/14 = ~2140 XP a day which seems doable but would be pretty hardcore. This is assuming that some were given access that early. However, from the discussions, I haven't seen anyone say that they have had access for more than a 10 days. I know "Testing out" gets you to like level 10, so that would also help for hitting level 25 fast... but still in that short of time. What the heck?! Impressive.
My questions are: How many of you exceed 2000xp in a day? How long does it take you? how often do you beat 2000xp in a day? and how many days have you kept it up for?
I used to be able to get 2000 XP when I was only in school in a day but it took me quite a while on here and most of it would have been Timed Practise. I suppose it's possible in 10 days if they don't have work/school and dedicated at least a few hours a day, would have been easier if they tested out as you said but there would still be 15,000 + more XP to get to level 25 although they would be able to do practises fairly fast if they already knew everything in the tree.
My understanding is that the Japanese and Chinese courses are even shorter than most courses (I think I saw someone mention 180 lessons for Japanese, compared to over 300 for a "short" course like Spanish), so testing out wouldn't even give you 2000 XP.
Another thing is, timed practice is currently the fastest way to gain XP, but isn't the Chinese alpha only in the apps? Isn't that exponentially harder than timed practice on the web (if the apps have timed practice in the first place)?
I certainly could not do 2000 xp a day! My usual daily xp is about 100 - and I will go to 'google translate' or read grammar sites in between, to be sure I am learning more deeply. However, I am amazed by the amount of TOTAL XP accumulated by some people. In particular, I am in awe of two people on my friends list - Bird Explorers has 688,812 xp and Potato Santa has 629,193 xp.
True, I didn't know you could earn hundreds of points a sentence back then. Guess it would have taken quite some time/effort to get to that level as well so respect =)
No use in comparing XP (to ones own) anyway as people learn differently (as Jane already mentioned above) and with Duo operating on a global scale there must be loads of really smart people among us who have a knack for languages and just learn faster =)
I cleared 2000 xp in a day pretty frequently when there was Immersion. My all time high was 8192 which is easy for me to remember because it is 2^13.
I cleared 2000 xp a few times testing out of lessons on reverse trees. I made it from 0 to level 7 the day I started the Norwegian tree, however much that is. That would be my highest daily xp by doing individual lessons.
I am curious for the Portuguese reverse English and German trees as I finish the forward EN-PT course soon (I think I should start a new thread about this question):
Is it better to do the reverse trees skill by skill, lesson by lesson or would you actually suggest to test-out (intro comprehension test, checkpoint test-outs, skill test-out)?
Wouldn't lesson by lesson show me more total sentences (and vocabulary) than the short cut of test outs?
So would the slower process help me in practicing writing in PT with it's higher EN-PT/DE-PT ratio?
2000XP is 100 perfect timed practice sessions; if each of these takes about 2 minutes (at six seconds per question), that works out at about three and a half hours. It's doable, although I'm suspicious of anyone who gets to such levels so quickly, particularly if it were to be imagined as a thought experiment that this took place in a purely hypothetical course with so many missing translations that timed practice is thereby much more difficult (I am certainly not referring to the Chinese course here).
How many of you exceed 2000xp in a day? How long does it take you? how often do you beat 2000xp in a day? and how many days have you kept it up for?
I suspect I never exceed 2000XP a day. (Which probably makes the rest of my answer unnecessary, given the context of the question, but anyway ...)
Certainly I have exceeded 800XP in a day (without immersion). Probably with German, Spanish, and Esperanto. Probably not for more than 2 days in a row.
I'm fairly sure I have managed around 500XP for a number of days in a row, but probably only 4 or 5 days in a row.
I remember a while ago I was aiming for 300XP a day for a longer time period, and believe that to be the highest XP I might aim at for a few weeks at a time (with courses I have become accustomed to). That said, 300XP a day is probably a high estimate for myself most of the time.
(From getting 300XP a day, there is a feeling of satisfaction at the end of the week when the weekly XP is greater than 2000. But I find that takes a lot of effort from me. Getting 300XP a week (rather than per day) is very satisfying too - it's just nice to have a target XP to aim for. )
(At the moment, I tend to aim for 10 to 30XP a day, and maybe a couple of times a week go for about 150XP instead. I know that there are users who are more dedicated to Duolingo than I am - so everything I have written is about me, not about what might be possible for someone else.)
Why would you want to learn so much? How do you even do that? Don’t you get a headache? Should I try it?
I have been doing DuoLingo for 10 days now and have 935 XP total.
Edit: Why does the Duolingo coach only give you such ‘low’ options. 50 XP being ‘insane’, but that’s just a small part of what you guys do.
Chandelair, welcome! Go at the speed that suits you. I don't think going fast will give a headache, but I think sore fingers from typing, plus the lessons will have to be reviewed sooner. (but we all have to redo the lessons anyway to keep them strong, that's just how learning works!)
Happy 10 days streak! Duolingo will give you a lingot for every 10 days streak, (2 lingots for 20 days, etc.) And here is an additional one from me. :-)
So I challenged myself to 2000xp today and all I can say is that it is seriously hard. Only at 1462XP right now. I woke up around 7:00am and it is 9:25pm here now. I don't know if I can do it hahah. I'll have to try again on a less busy day. See how far I can push myself.