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Difficulty maintaining my Spanish gold tree

AaronTupaz
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I completed my Spanish tree 6 days ago, but keeping it gold has been very challenging. Every day, about 10-12 skills lose its gold. This is a bit crazy, I just want to know if this is normal or does it have anything to do with the fact I finished my tree in 40 days. Will my tree become easier to retain in the long run, or should I eventually just stop caring about keeping it gold?

3 years ago

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aiigsh
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40 days is very quick! If you finish skills on the same day then later they will degrade together. It's about revisiĆ³n and getting things into your long term memory. Mistakes and typos can mean your tree changes colour quicker. Keep going. Be patient, don't give up and your tree will settle down. It takes a while though. This post from Greg is very helpful. It saved me. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/6176795

3 years ago

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That's been my experience too. I've given up trying to keep it gold and just plod along 'strengthening skills' and doing immersion a little each day and don't worry about the lost gold.

3 years ago

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If you finish very quickly it means that skills you learned at close to the same time decay together. Just strengthen individual skills 3 or 4 a day until you get it all back golden again. After you do this several times, the decay rate will slow down and you will find it much easier to keep your tree gold. Now mine goes 3 or 4 days before even a single skill decays, though sometimes two or three skills decay at once. Keep plugging away at it because that is how you get the knowledge into your long term memory. Good luck!

3 years ago