Jump to Level "X" - Love it!
Maybe this has been around for a while, but I just experienced the ability to jump up a level by testing out. I know there are sectional tests, but the test out feature on a subject/topic is new to me.
I clicked on the subject to do lesson 4 of 12 and a key icon came up that allowed me to test out and jump the level. I tested with no mistakes and got 90 XP and a step up to level 4.
I got this feature yesterday, too, and I love it so much.
Plus, FYI for people who haven't gotten it yet, when you test out of a skill (at least on my version of the A/B test) it awards a lot of XP. I tested from Crown Level 4 to Crown Level 5 in the Food skill on my Esperanto tree, which would've taken 40 lessons normally, and after passing the test it awarded me 400 XP. So if anyone you're following all of a sudden earns a lot more XP than they had been before, this could be why.
The huge amount of XP is the only thing i don't love about this update. It feels like cheating, I do not deserve that amount of XP. I just levelled up a skill from level 2 to level 5 (three tests that were very similar to each other) and got 420 XP in a few minutes. About half would have been enough, I could always get more XP by practising the skill later. :)
The old system had been much more logical. I mean before the crown system comes. There was a "fluency" index that was not a real fluency but it was depending on how deep have you been in the tree and since the tree finished you could get a trophy for this but you should keep practicing in order to keep your tree all gold. So you had two or more options. Either use the practice button for questions from a level or general question that could make your tree gold again or repeat the lessons. What was more logical? That fluency cannot be sustained if you don't practice. And your tree was getting colorful again. Now you get a crown for life! It is insane! You cannot! Fluency is a bird and is flying away if you are not motivated enough to keep it. So you have to practice! There was also the option to test yourself out since you feel bored. It is something missing I the crown system. Hopefully they brought it back in the web version. But not in the mobile one. So the clubs point system really collapsed!
I like it, but I am worried that I will use it to "skip" levels, anyone else? I quite like that I can do level 1 in 3-4 turns. level 2 doesn't take long either. level 3 is always ok. I feel like, maybe, not doing 10 turns to get level 4 then 15-20 to get level 5 might mean I don't practice enough, is that the case? OR further down do the levels use all the same thing from the levels above? If that is the case, then it doesn't matter.
(and before anyone reminds me, yes I know, I don't have to jump to level X. blah blah. I was just curious if anyone thinks skipping will have a bad effect on memorising terms.)
This is a good point.
In the early exercises at level 1 and 2 many use a word bank, so it's hard to get anything wrong. I think of these exercises more as flashcards. Skipping the repetition would definitely hurt if you weren't really ready. If you move all the way to level 5 you have to type the answer without the word bank and with fewer options for clues. Your chance to review those topics with easy flashcards will be over.
I generally do the test-outs really fast. I think if I can pass in this way, the mistakes are mostly just typos or sentences where Duo has an error. I do find that I can not quickly test out on material that I am not strong in. The hardest material I couldn't pass regardless.
That's quite the feature here!
I pretty much lost interest in my French course - even though I'd sure like to get everything golden, I didn't want to go through overly repetitive lessons to get to the next level. In the French from German course for instance, there's a whole bunch with 50 lessons to get from L4 to 5. I actually did it in one chapter - it probably was my most boring experience here on Duolingo.
I've just tested the Jump to Level feature in my Dutch course, but I can't wait to try this out there, too, so thanks bunches for sharing! :-)
In most of all cases, I use my (Android) tablet with Duolingo. As it seems, this new feature is presently available only on the website (as are the lesson tips and notes). Let's hope they provide both via mobile too!
That's right. I have two logins in duoLingo, one as mn3mGAVE (Portuguese from English) and the other as PaulouF (Portuguese from French + English from French). The PaulouF login has the "key icon" feature for both of its couses. The mn3mGAVE login doesn't have it. Is there a way to get it on mn3mGAVE login ?
I have two logins in duoLingo, one as mn3mGAVE (Portuguese from English) and the other as PaulouF (Portuguese from French + English from French). The PaulouF login has the "key icon" feature for both of its couses.
Hence PaulouF is in the A/B test's group that has the feature and your other account in the A/B test's control group: the one that doesn't have it in order to compare users having it with users not having it.
Is there a way to get it on mn3mGAVE login ?
No. Well, except to wait until the A/B test deciding if everyone or no-one (anymore) will have this feature ends.
I'm curious: why two accounts? Why not one with all your 3 courses?