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Word Strength

I have found that the word strength for vocabulary tends to be very inaccurate. The website assumes that if the user has heard a word in one lesson, that they would not need to practice the word for at least 24-48 hours, by which time they would usually have forgotten it (at least that is the case for myself). The system should be changed so that new words start with one or two bars of word strength, not a full four bars after just one lesson. Also, there needs to be a way for the user to correct word strength when it is wrong. The system allows the user to increase word strength if they already know a word by heart, but does not allow the user to decrease word strength if they have forgotten the word. If anyone working for Duolingo gets this, please fix these problems. Thank You

4 years ago