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Will Duolingo Slow Down with its Strength Bars Going Down?

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Can someone who has done a language for awhile tell me if the strength bars will start to stay full longer, or will I have to spend 20 minutes each day just redoing Spanish lessons when I want to move on?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Berniebud
Berniebud
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It slows down, the skills that I've done multiple times are still gold after days of not redoing them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jaye16
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There are a few ways to keep it slower: avoid peeping at the meanings under the words etc. I'm sorry I don't have a list hope someone weighs in with one.

Now, the good news. Having completed three languages and as a long time EFL/ESL teacher, believe me the genius of Duo is the strength bars. More good news. You'll find that over time you'll spend less time regilding your tree because you will not have to think so much; you'll know the language. That's what we're here for, right?

Btw, are you using the timed system. I like to alternate a few full reviews and a timed session.

Being in a rush is cutting off your nose to spite your face. AKA wasting time. So, keep up the good work and best of luck. You won't regret it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nino_dominicano

You will still have to spend like 20 minutes. It's a pain in the butt. :P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lewhan
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Biggest pain in the butt ever, lol.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexi_N17

I believe it will slow down

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dobie42

I hope so. I gave up trying to keep my tree gold. By the time I'm done reviewing I'm too burnt out to move on :/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klgregonis
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It slows down. I sometimes go two or three days without anything decaying on my Spanish tree now, and then only one or two decay at a time. Someone else suggested timed practice - that's a good way to get the skills gold again, although if you run out of time they'll decay faster. I think this is a perfect way to review, by the way. Random stuff, more or less, and I almost always have something (not so much in Spanish, but in the other languages), that I've completely forgotten.
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aiigsh
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It will settle down. Don't give up and remember it is all good practice. My tree is mostly gold now but it took more than six months after i finished the tree. Good luck. Keep going and don't be in too much of a hurry,

This might help if you have't seen it before. It is really useful. http://gregreflects.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/how-to-make-gold-duolingo-tree.html There is a summary at the end if you don't feel like reading the whole article.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/yeeeeey
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It slowed down for me. I noticed that the skills I know pretty well less often have lower strength bars. It may take some time, though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

It will. But I think twenty minutes of review per day is pretty minimal when learning a language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EYF2003
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they stay full for a while in my opinion

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yerrick
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Yes, the more times you practice and the fewer mistakes you make the slower your skills decay.

3 years ago