practice downshifting by releasing the clutch fully into each gear, before continuing to downshift. Don't just be in 3rd gear, pull the clutch and bang it down into N or 1st. Pull in the clutch, put it to second, let the engine brake a little. Pull in the clutch, put it into first, let the engine brake a little. Then when you run out of engine, put it in neutral. This helps you count the gears, as well as familiarizes yourself with downshifting without coming to a stop, and what occurs when downshifting.