Improvement to Duolingo when redoing lessons? (all languages)
Duolingo is great, but there is always room for improvement. When I redo a lesson I find it hard to keep track of which sections I have done again, and which ones I have left to do. What is needed is some way of helping the student to keep track of this just like the first time through.
Have other folks had the same problem, and do you agree it is something worthy of attention?
Rod in Ottawa
You could say I am of a similar mindset. So many people come in the forums to complain that trees degild too quickly. I actually think they regild too quickly: when you've gotten only a portion of the weak words back up in strength. [this, incidentally, is inseparable from the problem of degilding too fast; if people actually got all the words vs. the bare minimum up in strength, the skills would degild much more slowly]
My adaptation has been to taking to regilding trees very slowly: redoing all the lessons (meaning for me the sub-units you click on individually; "sections" for you if I understand correctly) and a number of strengthenings (including timed) for a skill before moving on. As a practical matter, I tend to do each lesson/section several times (Hungarian can take several goes to decipher the word order, much less have the vocab stick), so if I feel I've gotten it down but accidentally start it again, I'll probably just recognize the first sentence and quit it. If you don't immediately recognize the first sentence, it's probably not going to hurt you to just do it again. If the lessons vary at all, it seems like it's later.
I have taken to redoing all the lessons in a skill at the same time when I'm not ready for a general review just because I can't keep track otherwise. This repetition is essential for the more difficult trees such as Hebrew or Irish or Polish and a way of being able to keep track would indeed be extremely helpful as sometimes there is too much vocabulary in a whole skill for it to be absorbed all at the same time.