Spoonary wrote:Ok, I give up. I missed another day yesterday, because I didn't feel like doing anything productive, and I have some things planned this week that will stop me from being able to do even 30 minutes of worthwhile study, so I'm dropping out of the challenge.
I am, however, going to continue with German and do at least 30 minutes each day that I want to/can dedicate that time to it, so at least this challenge has brought some kind of consistency to my life
Final score, I dunno. I studied 11 days out of 13, so that gives me -3 right?
Final score is -3 as you stated. Sorry to see you go, Spoonary, but totally understandable. This does make me think (it's early days yet), that for those who have withdrawn, or simply not chosen to join due to the penalties, that perhaps next year (and this is perhaps, as it may be working fine for the majority to impose penalties) no penalties might work better, or even no penalties but positive reinforcement via 'streak bonuses', and with those who skip days simply have a lower total (and maybe don't obtain bonus points - for streaks). This has been suggested already, granted, but your withdrawal, rdearman's and others not participating due to penalties, as well as some comments left in this thread, just make me reflect on other potential approaches. Still, there's a long way to go and lot of feedback to be gathered down the track. Good luck with your studies Spoonary!