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Do you or someone you know do the Basic 1xp per day thing?

Is this something people use?

December 28, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tiramisues

I did for a while (it's now at 10 XP), but the goals are just the minimum one has to do in a day, definitely not the maximum! It's a good way to keep the streak going when life is too stressful, but even with the low goal I got way more XP on most days.

I prefer lower goals that keep me practising regularly without making it a chore, to a high goal, that might be too much on some days and make me not want to do it in the first place. I still do it, but stop when the goal is done because I don't enjoy it as much and have a much easier time starting my session (doing 30 minutes, when the day was hard is something I put off; telling myself "it's just 5 minutes" gets me started and once that's happened I remember how much fun language learning is and continue). So I actually get more XP when I have a lower goal than with a higher one.

Everyone is different though and some would need a higher daily goal to motivate themselves. You just need to figure out what works best for you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dulcetia

Wow! Congratulations on having all three stars on every achievement!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dulcetia

My goal is set to 1 XP right now, but today, I have achieved over four hundred experience points!

The reason I set it at the lowest possible amount is in case if I'm busy one day and would like to keep my streak, I can easily do one, quick lesson. On most days, I get more than just one experience point though :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wombatua

Yes, proudly.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mwbrand1

I set my goal at 10 XP because I didn't want to be concerned with meeting an arbitrary goal. I set my own goal of 30 to 60 minutes per day. Some days learning seemed easy and some days it was difficult to get engaged. On days where it became difficult to engage, I took this as a sign to give my mind a break and just do the minimum. -MfG, mwbrand1


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOAT2B

I have that set as my goal, just to make absolutely sure that I can meet my goal in case I have a very busy day and can't really get on much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jaw1605

Some people do. But you won't make much progress.


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