https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mbova7

Do you like practicing with a timer or no?

Most of the time, I practice with the built in timer. For most skills, I can beat the timer, but sometimes I get a word or phrase wrong many times when practicing with the timer, because I am trying to go relatively fast. I worry about repeating the same error over and over and having less time to reflect on the error, read the correct answer, etc. because I am rushing forward.

What do you think? Do you suggest using the timer or no?

March 19, 2018

11 Comments


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

i don't like being rushed so i rarely use it, sometimes when i'm feeling really ambitious i will but otherwise not really

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

It depends on the language. I love using the timer for my Esperanto and Spanish, but never for Chinese because I am a lot slower in that language.

March 19, 2018

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

I have to switch things up to keep interested in the language. Timer sometimes like the rushing to understand, Showtime Spanish for relaxing, YouTube spanish classes, Duo daily for course, Language transfer audio course for explination, and spanish group that meets weekly/semi weekly. this combo is helping so much 430+ days still not fluent but I understand so much I feel like i'm so darn close...

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EL5tEL

I like using the timer occasionally to test if I can quickly respond and get 100% of the questions correct. For other lessons that I know I need more time and the material is not solid, I don't use the timer. I think it is more important to go through the material carefully.

March 19, 2018

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

After I complete an entire lesson, I do timed practice a few times of just that lesson until I get all of the answers right, even if i run out of time, to make sure I understood it. It works very well for me!

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timo-opettelee

Sometimes.

But for example in Spanish to English -course it's not really functional, as that course has a lot of very long sentences, so not only it takes time to type the correct answer, a minor typo can undo all the work.

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/b05aplmun.ca

It can be harder, but I wouldn´t say it´s not funcitional. The course seems to give quite a bit of extra time for the longer sentences, so if you can get through the first couple, you have a fighting chance of getting through most or all of the questions.

March 19, 2018

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

I should use the timer, but I like to know that I'm getting my 10 points for the day. I once lost my streak because I used the timed practice and didn't quite get enough points. I find the timed practice is good for early tasks that you are well acquainted with, and just want to get your tree gold quickly.

Yes, these are really petty reasons for deciding which strategy to use.

March 19, 2018

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

I don't use it, but I go as fast as possible anyway ...

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/b05aplmun.ca

I use about half and half. I think regular practice and timed practice both have their own set of advantages.

Regular practice gives you time to think, to try to figure out what you did wrong (where applicable), and to browse the sentence discussions.

Timed practice approximates a real world situation, where you don't have time to think, but just need to muddle through as quickly and as close to accurately as you can.

March 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aaronr08

No i do not because I have to figure out things in time

March 20, 2018
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