When Do You Start Your Next Lesson?
I go through and max out levels 1-5 on each lesson, getting the crown before I go to my next lesson. My sis jumps between lessons. So she might be on level 2 on foods but level 4 on animals. I'm wondering what other people do?
Practice, practice and practice. Go slowly and learn the details. Don't race if you want to thoroughly learn. I go on slow pace saying and memorizing. Write the words and keep a balance on your learning.
I could write down a paragraph about the hovering method but I think this thread (that Duolingo did) makes it way too easy to understand. I hope it helps you.
I will usually start a new lesson, finish it up to level 2, then move on. After every new lesson I finish, before getting it to level 2, I will go back about 5 lessons and get that lesson to the max level. Most of my lessons are at level 5, and the farther down I go, the lower the level they are, and I gradually bring them all up as I go so they double as review for me.
I usually finish level 2 before moving on to the next one. Then after having done a bunch of lessons, I go through all of them again and I make flashcards out of all the new vocab from each lesson - then repeat this cycle for the next bunch of lessons. If the lesson is really easy to me because I already know everything, I usually just use the "test" function to reach level 5 quickly.
I do the same thing that you do. I max out levels 1-5 on each lesson before I move on. That is the best way in my opinion. Also I do not use the word bank, so I only type which forces me to learn the keyboard and spelling. Everyone has a different style though, and this is what works for me.