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Amount "ungolding"!

I'm so close to the end of my Dutch tree but I feel like progressing has become more of a chore, especially with upkeeping the massive amount of skills than become ungilded / ungolden/ whatever

The worst part of this is that most of these skills are from the basics meaning they're almost pointless to re-do since you can't go through lesson wiothouth encountering "hij" or "morgen".

Should i just continue till the end and then re fresh everything ? Should i just power through it this way?
will it help me in the long run? thanks

7 months ago

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
pentaan
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  1. Only strengthen the skills you really need

  2. Give my favourite method a try for a few weeks
    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6176795/Best-Way-to-Make-Your-Tree-Turn-Gold-and-Stay-Gold

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andu444618
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It says not to use the general strengh test but I found that doing just that sometimes makes as many as three subjects golden in one go...

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ErinAndW
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I feel the same way with French, I'm reaching the end of that tree (I just unlocked the final skills!!!). My strategy has been strengthen one, do a new lesson (not a whole skill), and repeat that pattern. That way, I feel happy that I'm making progress both towards the end and towards making everything gold. Also, try to keep track of how many are weak at the end of each day, and just try to decrease that number by one each day. Then you are making a dent on it, but not putting too much pressure on yourself.

Good luck!!!

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ofred19
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Don't do skill-specific strengthening unless it's a particular skill you feel especially weak in. Personally, my method is to just do timed practice every day until I hit 100 xp for that language. I just restarted duo about a month ago after an extended break, and my French tree is now completely regilded after following this process for 25-26 days. My Spanish tree is half-gilded as I've been alternating it with Dutch each day, and my Italian is now regilded up to my unfinished skills and I finally feel ready to start progressing again.

Point is, don't manually regild each skill. It's overkill, it's not really helping you, and you're going to get burned out. Trust the spaced repetition algorithm built into "Strengthen Skills". It'll get you there over time. Also if you aren't already doing it, I also suggest you start making a companion flashcard deck on anki, memrise, or mnemosyne. Duolingo is very good for some things, but I would say vocabulary and vocabulary practice is one of the areas where it is on the weaker side.

7 months ago