Strength - I'm only average?
According to my "home" screen I have full strength bars, but my strength is only "average". I have a daily XP goal of 50 which always meet and almost always surpass handily. I always have some time left to go according to the home screen, even after I've met my goal, so I don't understand what that time to go is indicating.
My question is can one's strength go higher than average? By definition "average" can't be the end of the range of possibilities, but I never seem to go past that.
I'm not sure I know what you mean. On your home screen, where are you seeing that your strength is only "average"? Are your badges all gold? Or are some of them still in other colors?
When I click on "Strengthen skills" on the android app, the first thing it tells me is that I have "average strength", underneath a full, golden, Duolingo-style progress bar. It doesn't show the same thing on the website. I'd be interested to know what one has to do to get it to say more than "average".
"Badges? We don't need no stinking badges!". Sorry, I got carried away there. I just can't think of badges without remembering that scene in Blazing Saddles. Yes, all badges are golden. I do have three "bonus" things that are just a circle with a plus mark in it. And while we're talking about standing, rating, badges, and strength, I think I saw somewhere I have +/-380XP out of a possible 5000+, but I've not found someplace to monitor that as I progress. Thanks for your comment.
Maybe "average" is indicated by the semicircle around the barbell on the "strengthen skills" button on the right side of the screen when viewing one's tree. I had been gone from Duolingo for 8 months and the the semicircle was no longer gold, but after having been back for a month, it has returned to being gold.
If I remember, the semicircle had been almost empty when I returned, which would indicate below average.
Are you using a phone or iPad for Duolingo? Because I've been using my laptop, and there is no circle on the right side of the the screen when I look at my tree. And now that I think about it, I haven't seen barbells for a long time. Maybe this is one of those A/B tests that Duolingo seems to do a lot. But I wouldn't worry about it, if I were you. You're doing fine: level 15, all "badges" gold, learning more every time you use Duolingo. It's a bit like those screens that say "You can now read --% of Spanish": that %age number has been discussed a lot on the forum, and the consensus seems to be: don't trust it. Someone pointed how it's more an indication of word frequency than it is of anyone's comprehension. (E.g., if you look at the simple words: a, the, of, with, from, etc., they will be a hefty percentage all by themselves.