https://www.duolingo.com/robacarp

Revisit old lessons until finish with full hearts OR just plow on?

Hey Duolingo,

I was just wondering what you recommend as the best approach to learning with your lessons. Should I keep revisiting lessons until I finish them with full hearts, having made no mistakes? Or should I move on when I finish a lesson and just forget about the fact that I barely squeaked by on that last German lesson?

Thanks robacarp

5 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

My advice would be to keep going and go back and practice. It'll be more motivational and you'll learn more words by moving forward. Then go back and practice the lessons or your weakest words.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/helenvee
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This is what I do and it does reinforce the language.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jeffers86

I think you need to balance between them. Do a few new lessons, review a few old lessons which have degraded.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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There was a large discussion on that: http://duolingo.com/#/comment/223366

It inspired me to go back and get my full hearts for every lesson. I found that I don't remember a lot of words because I always moved on after barely passing the lessons. I'm almost finished with the previous lessons and from then on, I'll be getting full hearts for every lesson before I continue.

However, as far as I understand, the new system which is coming soon has no hearts but only strength indicators.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lorditchy

I go back if I have 0-1 heart and move on with 2-3 hearts, but I also practice my "weakest" words every day before I do a new lesson.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robacarp

Excellent, so a little of both. I went back to basics #1 and learned something I'd forgotten while redoing the lesson, so I'm glad I did.

:-)

5 years ago
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