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Strengthening skills

It seems like my skills decay SO fast!!!!....I don't have very much time to do duolingo, and I like to have my tree golden....so I never advance in my tree, cuz whenever i have a bit of time, i just strengthen skills....not motivating at all!!!why do the skills decay so fast?

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3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Maybe you can strengthen one specific skill? I've never seen my tree non-golden. I start a day on Duolingo getting 100XP+ on Strengthening Skills, then I take one lesson (slow steps), and then, if I just finished a skill with that lesson, strengthen the specific skill once or twice; if I did a lesson which wasn't the skill's last, I just do the regular strengthening skills once or twice, as well.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soy-francesca

how much time do you have anyway????

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Around 35 minutes for all of this (with Timed Practice). I also use Memrise for 25 minutes to reinforce my Duolingo knowledge as they have a course with the same Duolingo vocabulary. I also recommend DFE (Deutsch Fuer Euch). Look it up on YouTube and check the description which will lead to the Memrise course of what you learn on DFE (it also includes the videos). At a certain point I will have to practice writing, reading, speaking, listening (I'd say when I'm pretty far into my Duolingo tree).

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

One option is to ignore the non-golden sections and forge ahead. It takes time, at first (in my experience) to keep things gold and still advance, but after a while it was not too bad -- I was doing about 100 Xp a day. Your mileage may vary.

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Reply3 years ago

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I don't have very much time to do duolingo

5 minutes? 10 minutes? 30+ minutes?

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soy-francesca

I'd say approx. 5 minutes a day...on some days maybe 20 minutes...

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Reply3 years ago

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With only 5 minutes your skills will decay, but you may find yourself eventually better is you apply those 5 minutes instead of doing nothing.

Do you have time (10-20 minutes) to listen to music occasionally? Do you have time (15-30 minutes) to watch a television program or a film? If you do, do it in your target language.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/soy-francesca

You're right, the skills just will decay I guess:( but when they decay to strength 1/5 in a very short time....it's not fun!!

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Reply3 years ago