https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven649969

Test against strengthened skills.

I'd like for a way to have a quick quiz with questions randomly pooled from any skill I have currently at full strength.

I took Japanese in college for several years, but struggled with advanced conversations in Japanese. When I looked back at my education, it was too focused on boxed lessons (i.e. learn it, drill it, test on it, move on, forget it). When I was put on the fly for anything I should know, I couldn't keep up.

When I'm using Duolingo, I can sometimes infer the answer rather than KNOW the answer simply because I can tell what subject I'm in. I'm remembering the quiz and not the language.

Thoughts?

April 3, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Moxo9

Have you tried to practice personalized lessons when you strengthen your skills? I think these lessons are for PLUS members.

April 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven649969

Hmm, that's interesting. I'm not a PLUS member. Can a PLUS member confirm this functionality exists and how it works?

[Edit] Ah, I see you ARE a PLUS member. How do the personalized lessons work?

April 4, 2018

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

That would be nice. I've encountered this problem in all of the languages I've worked with, but it's definitely more pronounced in difficult languages like Japanese. For a while I thought that's what the 'practice' feature was suggesting, but now I think it just selects a lesson at random.

April 4, 2018
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