Ways to keep up with Duolingo?
I am trying to learn Spanish on duolingo, but I always foget to come on. I stop going on duolingo for a while, and by the time I come back I forget a lot of what I learn!! So, I review everything that I do not remember. That is very frustrating :/ so, are there any suggestions to keeping up with duolingo? Keep in mind that I do go to school, so that will take away some of my free time.
I recommend enabling the email reminders if you forget to come on and practice by "so and so" time then it will email you to remind you. If you have a phone with an email program that sends push notifications and vibrations when an email is received, this is definitely a great tool to remind you to practice.
I'm not the best person to give advice (recently lost my strike...) but what I usually do is work on Duolingo on my phone in bed before going to sleep and when I'm on my way to college (if you're not driving of course, no phone and driving! lol) I think these are pretty easy occasions to remember. But if you still can't keep up maybe set a reminder on your phone every day? :)
Hi, I am also learning Spanish and I go to school too. I sometimes forget to come on, but I always remember, on some points, to come on because of how much fun it is. I also remember to come on because every Wednesday, our school has a Arts and Humanities Day, where we get to go to P.E., Spanish :0, Computer, and Library without having to study our normal subjects for the day! Our Spanish teacher wanted us to use this app, every time we come to her class. One tip, I would recommend is that, if you do have a Spanish teacher at your school, tell him/her about this app, and see if he/she will use it in your classroom. Good Luck!! :)
I actually have going on Duolingo a reward for doing so many minutes of homework or study of my school subjects every night. I have homework 90% of the time so I will set myself to do maybe half an hour on homework, then a lesson or two on Duolingo, and then repeat until all my homework and study is done. It makes homework feel quicker and makes me always think of language learning as a positive thing! Maybe this could work for you, as it is one of my main habits now.
Just keep a routine, get home from school or any after school clubs or extra curricular activities you may of may not have, perhaps homework first, and then do X amount of lessons afterwards to relax, and get into the habit of it. Consistency is key to learning a new language.
I agree with the others that the phone might be more accessible and effective than web practice. Do you have time to play other games on your phone (if you have one), especially games that involve some level of brain exercise? There are definitely times to play mindless games, but if you routinely play games that are more puzzle oriented (like Words with Friends), then consider playing Duo instead.
And like everyone else said, a routine is key. You don't have to level up in a skill every day, just aim for one "strengthen weak skills" runthrough every day. Or maybe every other day. The time commitment is pretty minimal, all things considered. Consider it a study break, while you're commuting, or while you're eating lunch or waiting in line. Small steps will add up!
Try to not forget a single day for at least 21 days, that's the time needed to get a habit. I would set an alarm on your phone for every day to remind you of coming on Duolingo. And one lesson doesn't take too much time. If you can find 30 minutes a day to study on Duolingo, that would be great, if you do it every day maybe some days you will only review past lessons, but most days you will be doing new lessons.
Bueno, y suerte con tu español ;-)