https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410
demilade1410
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um then I actually like how it works because it starts from the first topic that needs practice and that is good because you know where to continue from but if you don't like it like that, I don't see what's wrong in doing it manually...im not trying to be mean or offend anyone

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/almahayni044

The first topics are always the easiest, you don't need to practice them much. Whereas the last topics are usually harder and need more practice. The problem about doing it manually is that it doesn't give you health in the mobile app.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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There's a version of the health system where you do get health when you manually chose lessons. I hope it will be deemed a success and rolled out more universally soon. It really is a welcome improvement.

Agreed with the main point, btw. It's a common critique.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/demilade1410
demilade1410
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it doesn't? well then I guess you just have to work your way downwards or just use the website

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker
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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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TristanCam12

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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!

1 year ago

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

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

1 year ago
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