https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandalDashwood

Timed practice

It would be good to have a little more time with the timed practice. With keyboard, spelling and accent challenges, even ten seconds more would be helpful.

November 11, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tosh72

Estoy completamente de acuerdo contigo. En las lecciones anteriores, está bien. Pero, en lecciones posteriores, no hay suficiente tiempo para escribir.

November 11, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Royraju

I couldn't agree more.

November 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mileyj

You can press enter instead of clicking on check or continue, and also use the arrows for the scroll down words. This is save a couple of seconds. But the accents are a pain in the rear when you are trying to type them in a timed setting.

November 13, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jake12

I have taken to skipping the accents and living with the warning message, it doesn't count against you and means I can occasionally make it through the round. Not a great solution but it works.

November 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RandalDashwood

Yo tambien estoy haciendo que, jake12.

November 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlphaCrow

The timed practices are ridiculous.

January 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fuonk

The point of timed practice is to develop skills that one needs in actual conversation or in reading text at a reasonably normal speed. If too much time is allowed, then the exercise will not help to develop these skills. I do think that the amount of time allowed for a problem needs to be adjusted better to the length of the phrase or sentence in the problem, but on the whole, I think the amounts of time allotted are reasonable, and in some cases too generous.

January 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vizzlepuff

I don't understand how these can possibly be completed in the time allowed. Even with constant typing (I can type almost as fast as I speak), using keyboard shortcuts, not putting accents, and knowing the answers to every question, I have not been able to come close to completing in the amount of time required. The timed exercises are completely demoralizing and need to be revised.

I would recommend that the amount of time vary per user. The system should use the amount of time you took to finish the first timed exercise to decide how long to make the second. Perhaps it can lower the allowed time after each interval to challenge participants without making them feel stupid for never being able to complete the exercise in time.

January 25, 2013
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