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Without a fading practice indicator, how should I approach practicing skills?

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https://www.duolingo.com/owlhell

https://duolingo.eu/KnightsPawn/progress/

At this link you can scroll down and see what skills you need to work on.

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Reply34 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/phb2013
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If you're a bit of a computer klutz like me, here are a few more instructions. Go to your profile, copy the web address for your profile into a new tab, and change the "com" to "eu'. I'm not sure, but I think what then shows changes depending on which language you're working on.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nao312626
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Very interesting owlhell, thanks!

->https://duolingo.eu/nao312626/progress/

When I'm working on Spanish lessons, I can have the link for Spanish too. And when I'm working on Chinese lessons, I have the Chinese link.

I put my username in the link instead of his nickname.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/something-nice

I was really lost after the update, didn't know what to practice next, to the point I almost quit with 60% of German finished! Now I know, thank you!

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Reply3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sondalgin

perfect, thanks a lot for the link, you made my day :)

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sondalgin

but even if i practiced the lesson that i need practice according to this link, the need bar doesnt change, but it should show no need for the skill i just practiced. Is there any thing i misunderstood?

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/owlhell

I don't use the link often. I just know lots of people on reddit do. You might have to practice a few times to strength it. I know on Duolingo's old strengthen bar, even if you completed one strength training, sometimes the skill wouldn't turn gold. It might work the same for that, so maybe you have to do a few practices to strengthen the skill.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pcampisi
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I really like the progress website, but I would like to see it for each of the languages I'm working on. I actually wish this was somewhere under profile.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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The Dutch tree is one of the best set-up on Duolingo. It's good at reinforcing earlier concepts simply as you go along. Use that to your advantage:

Practice a skill until you can do the exercises with few errors and few hints. If you're near a new crown level at that point, attain it. See if you still meet the first criterion. If so, move on to the next skill. If not, practice until you do meet it.

You'll probably want to make sure you've worked on every skill at level 3 at least.

(Obviously I haven't gotten far with this method yet, so I may be tweaking it.)

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sondalgin

i am studying dutch, too. Almost finished. In the previous view, duolingo was showing me which skills to practice again. So every day i was reviewing only 5-6 topics and then all skills had full circle. Now all skills are at crown level one or two and i dont know what to practice next. i dont want to start from the very beginning since it is very easy and waste of time. But I am not sure which level is not a waste of time to start with.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nao312626
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->https://duolingo.eu/sondalgin/progress/

Hello sondalgin, you can continue your lessons ->100%.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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I probably should have mentioned that obviously one need not begin with this method from the very top of the tree: maybe from the first, second, or third checkpoint (just as an available "landmark") depending on one's progress. For me at least, though, the Dutch tree was one of the very worst for getting any translation into Dutch. I simply wasn't able to practice the aspect of actively recalling the language, so I personally want/need practice on that pretty much from the very top of the tree. Other people might have had different experiences regarding the prior exercise mix or just been better at Dutch than me.

From what I can see, starting from about level 2 there is now the potential of a good amount of translation into Dutch (I turn off the answer boxes). If you can get through a practice or two even given that easily, then by all means move on. If at some point things get harder and it seems like it's because you didn't have a sufficient grounding in material actually introduced earlier in the tree, back up a bit and advance some through the prior crown levels for the earlier skills.

Of course, if you can directly tackle the most-decayed skills (as revealed by the practice button or the duolingo.eu site) and handle them even when there's plenty of translation into Dutch, that's a good method, too.

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Reply4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Izim_M
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A tactic I use, which I got from Ltrward, is to have a few 'layers' of skills in your tree and trying to keep each layer on the same level. For example, you could try to get the first 2 rows of skills at level 5, the 5 next rows at level 4, the 4 next rows on level 3, the 6 next rows on level 2, and the rest on level 1 or level 0. Then you can start learning new skills (the ones that are level 0). After you've learned a few rows of new skills, you can start by bringing each skill one level higher. So the rows that were on level 4 become level 5, level 3 becomes level 4, etc.

This is just one way of approaching it. You can also just bring everything to level 2 for instance before moving on to new skills. Once you've completed the tree, you can then bring all skills to the next level one by one and repeat this process until they're all at level 5, which will probably keep you busy for a while.

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