Okay I'm really having trouble with accents... any tips?
First, you need to know why accents is used in Spanish. Basically, it used to know where to place the stress or emphasis in a word.
Try to go through the following oral exercise to hear the difference on when to put stress in the word with the same spelling that differed with the accent mark.
Why Everyone wants to learn the accent of spain .... they speak very fast
If you have trouble identifying when to put the stress, this should help.
For help with typing accents, you can lookup the Duolingo wikia page.
One good tip is that all the words that end with the suffix "ción" have an accent (posición, habitación, coordinación, cooperación, and more)