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Why are some lessons long ~ 30 Q's and some shorter ~ 15Qs ?

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I'm Working on my spanish and as the bar goes up, sometimes it takes ages and is somewhat demoralising, and other times it goes quickly ..... i'm on an emotional rollercoaster !

3 years ago

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I think it's meant to be adaptive. Duo has its own idea of how many exercises you need for each skill. How it calculates this is somewhat mysterious, but I've found it's usually fairly reasonable.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FreedomWind

Regarding my German experience with Duolingo, the lessons were 17 questions as long as I got all of them right. Whenever I made a mistake, the number of questions would increase. And then they can reach 20, 22, 25 or even 30 questions. I am too new with Spanish to really share my experience with Duolingo in Spanish. Have a great day,

3 years ago

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FreedomWind is right. You have to make the thermometer go 17 steps to the right. When you answer a question correctly, you take a step forward. When you answer a question incorrectly, you take a step back. If you finish the lesson in 17 questions and review your answers at the end, you will see that they were all correct. If you finished the lesson in 22 questions, you will see that you missed two. If it took you 34 questions, you missed... quite a few ;-)

Try not to get demoralized if it takes you a long time to get through a lesson. Think of Duolingo as your gym trainer saying "Hmm, your abs look great but your triceps could use a bit of extra attention. Let's do these exercises; that will help!"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superdaisy

Part of it is that when you get a question wrong, you'll get it again.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mesn3

I guess it depends on the level of difficulty or the amount of contents needed to master that level.

3 years ago