https://www.duolingo.com/Kainui

Extra Points for Extra Time left

If we complete a timed practice with seconds left, how about each second gets turned into one of those nice little golden medal skill points?

If that seems like too much, how does 5 or 10 seconds equaling 1 skill point sound?

August 2, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/stefott

I don't think that would be a good idea. You could skip all the long sentences and only answer multiple choice questions and two/three word translations and get 4 or 8 extra points because you had 40 seconds left... Nice if you want to level up fast but it doesn't seem to promote language learning :)

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ceaer

Maybe give the time bonus if you got all 20 correct, or very close to it, like if you got 17+ correct answers and beat the clock.

August 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Kainui

They can weigh it so that larger sentences give more time and shorter ones give less depending on the number of words it has; problem solved.

Besides, what does leveling up do for anyone? Maybe this is just me, but I've never been motivated to get on duolingo because I wanted to gain levels.

August 2, 2013
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