My Crown Strategy to Success!
I'm not new to duolingo, nor French, but this February, I made a late new years resolution to brush up my language skills and finish the duolingo french tree! When I started this French course I thought to myself... "what would be the best approach to finish the french tree in the most efficient way... a way that is quick, but not in a way I forget all the concepts"
Well, I've thought of a strategy to gradually go down the tree using I suppose a "tier approach"
Every day I would complete roughly two lines of skills, due to the fact I already have previous french skills I have been progressing really quickly. For every line I complete I test out of all the unmastered skills below it. Creating a multicolored tiered cake... I suppose. With this... I greatly increase my XP from my daily required 50xp to roughly 2000. Nevertheless, if I spend an hour a day everyday learning French, in about a month, I should complete mastery.
Anyway, this is just my approach to Duolingo that I just wanted to share. Everyone has their own way of learning a new language. Please keep in mind I am not a beginner learner, so my approach is not optimal for everyone.
Merci, and thanks for reading :)
Good luck with your Korean tree! In my opinion, it is a bit more difficult to learn than french... but as they say... the greater the challenge the greater the reward!
I'm trying to do a similar thing with my Spanish from French tree, except I'm making my "tiers" bigger. I want the blue tier to maybe be 2 rows, bigger for the higher levels.
Also, for green and up, I'm not doing the whole level at once. Since green is twice the original, I only do half each go around. It's a less pretty tree, but it's what'll keep me motivated (I hope!)
That's a pretty cool idea! I guess we all have our different ways of learning and keeping ourselves motivated!
Merci, et tu as raison, la stratégie n'est pas très importante, mais ce qui importe c'est si vous vous amusez :)
I follow a similar approach, however, my tiers are larger, not one row. The bottom 50% of my (completed) tree is level one, then 1/3 is level 2, 1/3 is level 3, and the top 1/3 is level 5.
I had come to Duo knowing some French, and I had completed two prior versions of the tree before crowns were introduced.
My strategy is thus: I work my way down the tree "levelling up" to level two until the content gets challenging. Then, I go back a "tier", and review older stuff to bring level 2 to level 3. I use weekends for revision. My current long-term goal is to bring everything up to level 3.
About the test-out feature: try not to use it. If the skills are so easy that you need it, move down the tree to access harder content.