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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/almahayni044

Duolingo Practice always starts with the easy lessons

Everytime I press the practice button, it makes me practice the early lessons. I don't get to practice the later lessons (unless I manually press on each lesson). This makes the practice not as beneficial.

I wish Doulingo could change this, so that the lessons that need most practice are practiced instead of always starting with the earliest lessons. If you agree, please like this post so that it gets Doulingo's attention. Thank you.

June 22, 2017

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TristanCam12

When I practice it has me practice the earliest lesson that isn't gold. Are your earlier lessons at a weak strength?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/almahayni044

Same here. it makes me practice the earliest lessons that aren't gold, while the later lessons are now very weak due to this. Why doesn't it make you start practicing the weakest lessons instead of practicing the earliest lessons?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TristanCam12

The later lessons build off of the earlier lessons, if you can't do German Basics well (die, das, der) then Duolingo wants you to study that before you can study the latter ones. Just practice the earlier ones, and eventually try to get a full gold tree


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

Duolingo's algorithms don't actually directly keep track of how strong a skill is. They keep track of the strength of individual words. The strengthen skills tool doesn't choose the weakest skills, but it does choose the weakest words. Because we don't strengthen the early skills very often, they often have a small number of very weak words. After you use strengthen skills for a while, you'll start seeing words from later skills.

There's some more detail about how Duolingo keeps track of our learning here: http://making.duolingo.com/how-we-learn-how-you-learn


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/spazioli

I have completed all of the Spanish lessons; all skills are gold. Now when I use the "Strengthen Skills" button on the home page, it gives me lessons that are very basic.

I need to practice my tenses! Not translate simple sentences about a cat drinking milk!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hughcparker

I've found that you need to give it some time before it becomes really useful. After a few practises it gets better at giving you the stuff you need to see.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/almahayni044

Considering that you have a 539 day streak (which is amazing, congrats!), I assume that you know better. But till now, for me at least, I practice a bit everyday and I'm currently on my 73rd day streak, yet I still get very easy lessons which I can solve with my eyes closed. While the harder lessons have been untouched for days (some for weeks). It's getting frustrating. I really wish Doulingo would find a solution to this.

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