6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby Serpent » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Are you using the quality filter? can you link to your tweet?
Have you checked on the bot's page whether the tweet is visible? also, did your score change?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby peter » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:04 pm

Serpent wrote:Are you using the quality filter? can you link to your tweet?
Have you checked on the bot's page whether the tweet is visible? also, did your score change?


Thanks for the suggestions. I think this is probably a problem with Twitter my end - I only mentioned it as you said the bot had changed and I started seeing the replies again.

Everything is working fine as far as the score goes, and I am getting replies. I took your suggestion and looked at the bot's page, and the messages from the bot to me are there. But it's odd I cannot see them.

Not to worry!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby Serpent » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:49 am

Go to your mentions/notifications and click settings :) That's where the quality filter is.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby peter » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:11 pm

Serpent wrote:Go to your mentions/notifications and click settings :) That's where the quality filter is.


Thanks Serpent. Yes, I did try this, but have not been to alter what I can see.

(It's clearly something with Twitter on my end which I am finding mysterious. Messages show in the "Home" page, but not in "Profile" - they show in Profile before 6th November. If I click on my tweet, there's a number for the reply, but no rely shown. I hadn't changed anything in between, but Twitter seems to be changing things - the character counter recently changed to a graphic, for instance. This is my first "serious" use of Twitter so I'm probably missing something.)

Everything's working in terms of the challenge website.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby smallwhite » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 am

We've passed the halfway line of 21 days. Is everyone on track? Are you happy with your scores? If not there's still plenty of time to catch up!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby smallwhite » Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:08 am

I've probably never had a Distribution by Language so even. The power of procrastination (of the Target Language Greek).

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I finished a (French) novel, though, which I rarely manage to. And I'm finally practising German speaking as part of my New Year's Resolution, having procrastinated it for 10.5/12 of the year.

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So, everything except TL Greek. I'll go wash the windows now.

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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby smallwhite » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:36 am

We're now in the last week of the 6WC!
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby smallwhite » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:29 am

smallwhite wrote:
Starts: Wednesday, 1st Nov 2017 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Tuesday, 12th Dec 2017 23h59m59s your time

Is everyone aware that the 6WC has ended?
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby peter » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:21 am

smallwhite wrote:
smallwhite wrote:
Starts: Wednesday, 1st Nov 2017 00h00m01s your time
Ends: Tuesday, 12th Dec 2017 23h59m59s your time

Is everyone aware that the 6WC has ended?

I noticed! :D

I found the challenge very helpful, and there was the extra pressure to "keep up" and reach my aims which saw me through. I definitely spent more time on language studies than I would otherwise have done. (Yesterday though I opened Anki and then, rather too gleefully, closed it again, as I decided I wanted a day off!)

I wrote the summary below on my log:

peter wrote:The 6 week challenge comes to an end, and I seem to have logged around 70 hours in Bengali, so 11-12 hours a week.

My three aims were:

  1. Fully understand and practise all the grammar of Part II
  2. Learn at least a further 500 words from the glossary (then I'll have learnt 1000 words in total by the end of the year, which seems a good target)
  3. Become practised at conjugating different verbs - I should not have to "work out" the vowel mutation, stem and ending in popular cases.
I managed to complete all three:

  1. I finished part II of my TY book, and am putting together a summary along with revising what I have learnt (as described two posts ago)
  2. I just completed the extra 500 words. A combination of words from some useful Memrise courses and the book dialogues brought up my total.
  3. I'm fairly confident with my verb conjugations, thanks in part to a Memrise course, but also the logic became clear at one point. Apart from some irregular verb stems, the whole system is pretty regular.
In addition I started to listen to Bengali audio: radio programmes from BBC Bangla and some programmes from Youtube aimed at children.
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Re: 6WC 6 Week Challenge - Nov 2017

Postby smallwhite » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:31 am

Guess what, we studied for a total of 146103 minutes or 2435 hours in this 6WC. Congratulations to everyone!

I averaged 4:16 hours a day, less than usual because of stupid real life stuff. My distribution-by-language chart below shows a lot of procrastination. The 2 largest slices are me finally starting to work on my 2017 New Year's Resolutions, German and Swedish. And while I was supposed to work on my Target Language Greek both for this 6WC and for rdearman's study, I kept doing other things, namely Procrastination 1 through 7.

I got a lot of speaking and writing practice done though, so I'm actually very pleased overall.

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