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Suggestion: discussions after making mistake

I'd like to apologize if this suggestion have been already posted, but I couldn't find one similar in the topics. We could have access to the discussions BEFORE making mistakes, as the lesson purpose is to teach, not to test the language skill.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Thanks for this suggestion!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lsartoriduolingo

You are welcome!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator
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This doesn't make sense to me. In the opening post you write "before", in the title you write "after". Also you can always access the discussions anytime, just search for the sentences in the language discussion forum.

Maybe what you mean is that you should be taught before you do the lesson's practice, which at least makes more sense.

Unless you mean that the discussion doesn't include the lesson's sentence.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lsartoriduolingo

I agree with your suggestion, but I think it would be more difficult to implement instead of just allowing access to the discussion. Your suggestion is better than mine in the learning aspect.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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I disagree. I think you learn more, when you don't know the answer, by "trying to translate, being wrong, learn and understand the solution" than by "searching an accepted answer in the discussion (or anywhere else), answering right to the exercise".
So Duo should force user to not search for answers but trying to guess/apply rules they vaguely remember, as it currently do by not allowing to see discussion before. IMHO.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lsartoriduolingo

@Dessamator suggested bellow that we could have access to some kind of "lesson" before practicing what we have never seen yet. That is my point. I have also noted that you can "peek" sometimes when some sentences are presented as a way of learnig. Sometimes it is frustrating to learn only by making mistakes. I understand that Duo has some implementing limitations that must be contoured (even though it is great), that´s why I suggested that.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jrikhal
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Oh, some lessons, yes of course. I imagine that it'll come with time. We have to be patient.

And you can always peek except when you're trying to pass the shortcut exam, no?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lsartoriduolingo

You can´t peek when in the listening mode. When Duo plays a sentence and asks you to write it, you can only listen to it. In French lessons new contents appear very frequently, I am talking about the PC version, I think the ipad/iphone version is slightly different in this aspect.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt
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Don't see as test, see it as homework, first challenge yourself to test your self, and then read to check and improve your knowledge.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/quest42good
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I totally agree. Also, it would be great if during the timed practice the timer stopped whenever we go to look through the discussion of the particular sentence/task.

4 years ago