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https://www.duolingo.com/Dawid.O

Any tips how many new lessons should I learn each day?

As above. I'm not sure if I should just do some lessons and then practice them or just complete 1 lesson, repeat it and go for the next one.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a
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Well, I do every lesson as long as I am able to pass it without any mistake. And after going through every lesson like that I do 'timed practice' until I can get at least 18 answers good while still having over 30 seconds of time left. It's really helpful with remembering vocabulary 'cause I repeat every word many times.

But in the end it's up to you. It depends on how well you feel with the material. It surely is better to go at a slower pace but practice everything properly. At least I believe it gives better results. ;)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/M4rt4a
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I just noticed I kind of skipped one part of a question ;)

I usually try to do one skill a day but since there are even skills that have 11 or so lessons it's not always possible. So I tend to do at least 3 lessons a day in those cases.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TatianaBoshenka

You get to choose how it works best for you. At first I would just do re-golding of my existing skills plus one new lesson a day. Then I got fired up and started doing each day 10 more xp than the day before. Finally that got ridiculous at around 300 xp per day for me, so then I stayed there. That's just what works for me based on the amount of time I have and how fast I want to learn.

I found that I made a lot more progress, which was very motivating to me, when I put in a bit more effort than I did at first. I would work on new stuff until it got too hard and my brain got tired, then I would revew the easy stuff to get it solidly in my mind, and for fun, until I hit my XP goal for the day. My actual coach goal I keep set at 1 point, so I don't ever lose my streak which would be very demotivating. I lost one at around 40 something days for reasons that aren't clear (I'm pretty sure I practiced every day plus I had a streak freeze) and it was very disappointing, to say the least!

I review until I get bored, then do new stuff until my brain gets tired, and I go back and forth. You can either do that too, or else some other way that works for your and your brain. Whatever you do, just keep learning. Keep that streak going and don't give up. It's the sustained effort over time that results in knowing a new language.

I think duolingo is so much more fun than the other stuff I was doing with my time that I'll never quit. I hope they just keep going and adding more languages and more different types of courses and we can just become so educated that it's crazy and ridiculous! But then I'm geeky like that. =D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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I start each day with 50 XP of "strengthen skills" from the home page. If I feel comfortable with my results and have the time, I tackle a new lesson and repeat it until I can finish it with no errors. After that it's just whatever I feel like.

It's going to take me over a year to finish the French tree this way, but I'd rather take 18 or 24 months and know the material than be one of those people that posts "Finished my tree in 36 days!" but they really don't know much at all because they haven't moved the information into their long term memory.

I like M4rt4a's method of working timed practice into her routine. I've been thinking I might start doing timed practice on individual skill units, probably starting with the first units, so that the words come to mind easier.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dcarl1
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I do one, maybe two new ones a day, and the rest practice (2-5). I don't do any timed practice as I make enough typing mistakes as it is.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Taloua
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You should manage your time tightly, For me I finish a new skill then I come back to old lessons for reviewing. It means appproximately 5 new lessons and 7 others to review something.. That's it don't forget to review everyday mainly skills like : Household, Objects, Feelings...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawid.O

Okay, thanks for your help it was really helpful, for now I think I'll try M4rt4a method because that could be it!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PonyH.
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For me it also depends on the kind of skills. If the skill is loaded with new vocabulary (especially nouns) I will take it slow, but things like conjunctions or tense is more easy for me, so i will go through it faster.

3 years ago