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https://www.duolingo.com/SarahMiller8

I am sooo new at this!!!! >.

I have no idea what to do! This site is helping but i want to learn conversation mode! XD This is taking sooo long!Wish me luck!

4 years ago

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Usagiboy7
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Good luck SarahMillier8 and welcome to the community!!

Here are a couple of lingots (red jewels at bottom of your post) to help you save up for stuff in the Lingot store (Home page). I always suggest that people get a Timed Practice as soon as possible and use it to review what you've learned everyday. It will help increase how quickly you recall what you've learned, which will help you later with conversation.

Also, don't wait for Duolingo to prompt you. Say everything out loud. This also helps build conversation skills much more quickly than not saying things out loud. When you do this, speaking in Spanish starts to have an intuitive feel to it for when you are saying something correctly or not. Just give it some time.

Also, keep your streak going (the number next to the flame). Gain points everyday and your streak will continue to increase and it will help you to retain what you have already learned and what you are learning now if you practice everyday. 30-45 minutes/day is recommended.

And finally, here are my two favorite links to share whenever I have the opportunity http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Wiki#Getting_Help and http://www.duolingo.com/guidelines

Buena suerte con sus estudios!! (Good luck with your studies!) ^_^

4 years ago

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Usagiboy has nailed it. He is, in my opinion, one of Duo's best and brightest, so do pay attention to what he mentioned! I'm going to repeat him, because his advice is perfect.

Timed practice (will make you want to cry at first but will really pay off when you have to think on your feet in real life conversations later on)

Say EVERYTHING out loud.

Keep your streak alive. I don't strive for a set amount of time each day; I do strive for a set number of points each day. But as long as you do some every day, you're good.

One thing he didn't mention that I think is important: do as many Strengthen Skills sessions as new lessons. Or even more.

DO look at the links he posted. Don't be afraid to use outside sources and see what works for you.

Bienvenida!!

4 years ago

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Irtward, thanks for catching that! I forgot to put it in but I totally agree with you. Practicing more often than I complete new lessons has been important for me. However, if you are the kind of person who needs the rush of something new, try to practice at least as often as you do a new lesson, then when you reach the end, reset your tree and do a placement test, then work on strengthening any weak areas. (however, if you reset your tree, it will reset all of your stats and points. But, it could be worth it to get a great assessment of where you should focus the second time through.) The very most important advice I can give anyone, is to find what works for their individual learning styles, and go with that! :D

Also, thanks for the high compliment Irtward! A lot of people contributed to what I've learned. When I was new, I asked a million questions and people patiently answered them. And then I kept asking them while myself and others wrote everything down so we wouldn't forget. Thus the Duolingo Guides were born http://duolingo.wikia.com/wiki/Duolingo_Wiki#Getting_Help ^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahMiller8

1)thanks. & 2)i don't see the lingots... Anyway, I'll try even harder. Thank you for the help! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

practice daily, dont race thru it, its not a game, use other sources for help, remain focused and enthusiastic, and you will do well. Buena suerte.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SarahMiller8

thank you guys for the info and help!

4 years ago