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I lost my streak:(

I was on a 53 day streak and doing well until just yesterday i forgot to log on!!! At first I was annoyed with myself but now I can see how it is a good thing. When I first started with Duolingo I was enjoying it and was doing so many tests a day I couldn't remember what I had learned. Then I cut it down to about 2 or 3 tests a day and had great motivation to learn Spanish. Then, suddenly, about a week ago it was becoming more of a chore then the fun learning it was at the start. I was only logging onto Duolingo to keep my streak going and didn't really care about learning Spanish. I read on another topic that the same thing happened to another guy that lost motivation and said that break is what he needed so that's what I'll do. (I was 2 days away from winning the 7 day wager as well :() Also, has this ever happened to any of you and if so was it from lack of motivation of you just forgot?

3 years ago

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jkl
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im making my tree gold now to refreshen the skills so that i can go back to immersion. i now refreshen every other day so that i dont get bored doing the lessons. having a high streak means nothing if you are not getting quality work done, so dont worry about having the highest streak. i once had a 330 day streak, but i was just doing basics 1 over every day just so i can have a high streak and to get some lingots, but it proved to be lackluster since i didnt learn new words and the lingots dont buy anything after the first 100 lingots that you get. i recommend doing duolingo work every other day/ every 2 days so that you can get a break from it. but if you do it every other day, then put in some more work and do it for ~30 mins/day.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kristibob

I'm sorry about your loss. I lost my little streak due to Mother Nature. I was on something like 26 days and I lost it when my modem was struck by lightning and I was without internet or phone for three days.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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When it gets to be a chore, just take a break (which you did subconsciously). ;) It's better to only have short streaks and not feel tied to Duolingo, then to have a 50+ streak and feel like Duolingo is punishment. It's much easier to learn a language when it's fun for you. The minute that it stops being such, you aren't going to retain it.

3 years ago