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Does the Spanish Progress Quiz penalize you for not using accents?

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I took the quiz two months ago and then again today and my score was even worse that the first time. This is really depressing.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
Ilmarien
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I don't think it penalizes you, no. I'm pretty sure I hadn't installed my accent-friendly keyboard when I took it, at least.

Have you finished the tree yet? Until you have, they're going to be throwing unfamiliar grammar at you, so you may have just run into more of it this time than the last.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dj63010
dj63010
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I am about two thirds of the way thru the tree.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
Ilmarien
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That may be it, then. The Spanish tree in particular is very heavy with new tenses towards the bottom.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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The reason could be there were more questions from the uncovered portion compared to the last one. Also, sometimes we do get lucky with with type what you hear type questions which are marked correct even if you don't know the meaning of the sentence. In my opinion, one shouldn't worry too much about the Progress Quiz results until they have covered the complete course. Till then, it can be just an indicative measure of progress (to be taken with a grain of salt).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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I have never taken the test to avoid being let down. From the practice I see that I do not know 100% of the material and a lot what I do know I do not know at a rapid recall level. So for me the test would just be a less accurate snap shot.

3 years ago