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Suggestion for strengthening skills

--The following is meant primarily for the Incubation Team--

I really like the spaced repetition algorithm Duolingo puts into play to reinforce learning. What I'd like to see as an enhancement is to combine all the skills that need strengthened into a single lesson. For instance, let's say I have the skills Colors, Conjunctions, Occupations, Determiners, and Adverbs that need strengthened. When I click on the Strengthen Skills button, I want the proceeding practice session to include as many words as possible that need strengthened from the above skills. This way I can work on everything at once.

Another benefit is that the sentences and combinations of word will be less predictable. I find myself treading the same ground as far as sentence content and subject. When I do the strengthen skills practice, I want to practice as many different words as I can.

Thank you for all your hard work!

2 years ago

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
LucBE
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Yes and no.

Yes: for the reasons you have given.

No: I finished my Turkish tree, and I'm at level 13, but I definitively don't know enough of the language yet to survive a scrambled strengthening exercise. I can hardly get through an ordinary one.

I think your idea is a good one, but I'd like to expand it. Duolingo should have a 3-tier strengthening exercise:

1st level: you are being told which skill you'll be strengthening, and you get to review the tips and notes.

2nd level: the present strengthening button.

3rd level: your proposal.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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I believe that is the way it used to be once upon a time.

I also liked that way better.

But it was changed. Presumably for a reason. I'm not sure whether we'll be getting the old way (or something similar) back.

It is a fairly frequent request, though of course it is difficult to see how many people are in favour of it. (Just adding up the upvotes on the various posts here will count some people multiple times and will possibly fail to count dozens or hundreds of people who don't see the post -- perhaps because they just use the app and don't read the forums -- but who would be in favour of the change if they knew about it.)

2 years ago