You can only do a Timed Review for a skill after getting Crown Level 5?
Really Duolingo? This was one of my favorite ways to practice skills, but now you have to repeat the same exercise 40+ times before being able to do a full overview of 1 skill! I kind of like the crown things, but this is just sort of disappointing.
no - you can also access it on your home screen. The button is located under your progress graph.
And I agree with you, this is a fun thing to do - to do timed practice.
You might be interested in, it might be good to also read https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002253251-With-Crowns-what-does-the-practice-button-do-
This is a huge task that is rolling out now. And enabling to follow all sorts of other cool features.
So hold on to you hat !
Some of the developments that previously have not been associated with the rewrite, you can check out in Labs
Yet this is not anywhere near the great things that I am crossing my fingers on comming.
So stay tuned for great things to come. ( though this is all IMO. I am a volunteer here ;P )
I liked being able to choose which lesson to do timed practice on. That button seemed to repeat the same two or three lessons a lot and never seemed to be random enough to me. Now I have to do a ridiculous amount of practice to earn timed practice for every single lesson and I can't even test out if they are too easy.
General "Strengthen" practice, timed or not timed, is available, as lindakanga noted, from the main screen. If you are interested in having it help you strengthen the lessons, as marked by Duolingo, it seems to have no effect.
Timed Practice of individual skills is no longer available until, it is said, level 5 is completed. It was by far my favorite way to practice, too.