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Resetting tree.

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Yesterday marked 730 days (2 yrs) of doing solely Norwegian on Duolingo. I had reached level 23. After doing my day's study I reset the tree.

Today, I am level 1 (I hadn't thought about the level also resetting. Doh!). An unexpected benefit was that I could start from the beginning or do a placement test to determine my competence level with Norwegian. Of course, I didn't score as well as I would have liked but I did achieve level 6 and showed competence on 13 skills (13/117 X 100%) = 11.11%.

11% is not a lot to show for 2yrs study on a language, but the placement test clearly indicated that I have a good grasp on the basics of the language, which is really good, I think. Especially when you consider that I have never been to Norway and that I have no one with whom to practice speaking the language.

If you want to challenge yourself. It may be a good thing to try resetting your tree. But you will lose everything, even your current level. Fortunately, resetting does not change your streak :)

Best of luck with your Norwegian learning.

1 year ago

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I once tested out to level 11, but that's as a native speaker with thorough knowledge of the course content. 6 is definitely respectable!

Now... you better get back to work. Those levels won't gain themselves! ;)

1 year ago

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Thank you for the encouragement! Much appreciated.

1 year ago

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One thing that is weird about resetting my tree that I didn't notice when I first posted is that all my experience points are gone as well. It is weird to look at my profile and see I have a streak of 733 days, 3734 lingots, but only approximately 850 experience points.

Something I hadn't done before was attempt to 'test out' a skill set because I only commenced learning Norwegian. I have been trying this as a further measurement of what I have learned overtime. I achieved level 7 today! But I have learned that the test out is an all or none result. Either you pass it or you receive no recognition nor do you get noted for having added another day to your learning streak. Not adding to the streak is a bit rough, by doing the test you are still learning even if you don't pass.

1 year ago

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You have a similar Duo history to me (streak/lingots) and I've been thinking about resetting a couple of completed trees recently too. Thanks for the inspiration! I really should do that...

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Thank you for your comment. If you do reset a tree, you will have some idea what to expect. I think you would find the experience enlightening. It has put my knowledge base of Norwegian into some perspective. Also, the daily strengthening my skills now have a different momentum.

Lykke til!

1 year ago
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