6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby Mista » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:47 pm

Elsa Maria wrote:The bot stopped registering my tweets on Nov 14. My twitter is @ElsaMaria582. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Twitter seems to have a spam filter that will acivate if you send too many similarly worded tweets. I also got in trouble with that a few days ago, and I usually do after a couple of weeks of 6WC. What you have to do is to change the wording of your tweets.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby Elsa Maria » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:11 pm

Mista wrote:
Elsa Maria wrote:The bot stopped registering my tweets on Nov 14. My twitter is @ElsaMaria582. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Twitter seems to have a spam filter that will acivate if you send too many similarly worded tweets. I also got in trouble with that a few days ago, and I usually do after a couple of weeks of 6WC. What you have to do is to change the wording of your tweets.

Thanks. Should I undo the ones that did not register? Or just resend them with variety in the wording?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby Mista » Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:30 pm

Elsa Maria wrote:
Mista wrote:
Elsa Maria wrote:The bot stopped registering my tweets on Nov 14. My twitter is @ElsaMaria582. Any suggestions? Thanks!


Twitter seems to have a spam filter that will acivate if you send too many similarly worded tweets. I also got in trouble with that a few days ago, and I usually do after a couple of weeks of 6WC. What you have to do is to change the wording of your tweets.

Thanks. Should I undo the ones that did not register? Or just resend them with variety in the wording?


No need to undo them, but I usually delete them, for my own reference - then I know that if I see a tweet without a response in my twitter feed, I have to check it out.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby zjones » Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:37 am

Week 3: Nov 15-21, Modern Greek

Total time: 500 minutes, 8.333333333 hours.

Phew! I reached my goal to get 500 minutes, but just barely. I had a couple of really bad days, so I had to make up for it by studying for over 100 minutes on some days. I just got Assimil Le Grec so I can increase my study time even more, but I'm not going to have a goal for this week. Thanksgiving is going to keep me busy for several days.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby smallwhite » Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:40 pm

smallwhite gets some Dutch input:

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby Axon » Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:54 pm

At the halfway point (a few days later, but who's counting) I've already put in more hours than I did last 6WC, and in a couple of days I'll beat my high score. I'm already feeling satisfied with the progress I've made.

I need to do those iTalki posts I promised myself, and keep going through my textbook and Glossika for consolidation. If I spend the next few weeks slowly acquiring more vocabulary while repeatedly drilling common sentence structures and practicing listening, I should enter 2019 with a reinforced Polish foundation that won't fade anytime soon.

How's everyone else doing?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby zenmonkey » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:58 pm

With the 18 days left, if I intend to finish this Setswana Memrise course, I'm going to have to up my game and finish 1.5 chapters a day. Better get on it.

ON IT!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby Christi » Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:28 pm

The way my life is right now, I think I should just focus on reviewing vocab and doing grammar through Lingodeer. Wasn't home this weekend, won't be home for 3 days this week and the other days will be spend at uni or the library :oops:

Will see if I can fit in some reading next week. But tbh, I think this reflects my general study pattern for Korean. I can suddenly have lot of time to spend on it and then it tapers off.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby zjones » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:26 am

Week 4: Nov 22-28, Modern Greek

Total time: 383 minutes, 6.3 hours

I'm happy with my numbers considering the holiday and a weird depressive crisis right after. :P Having Assimil Le Grec has made it easier to get very intensive study time. No more flashcards for me at the moment. I might add them in later but for now I'm just using Assimil Le Grec and Language Transfer, and with both of those courses I usually study for more than an hour per day.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2018

Postby zjones » Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:29 pm

Week 5: Nov 29 - Dec 5, Modern Greek

Total time: 460 minutes, 7.7 hours
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