https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ros186385

"Here's a tip" - mid-lesson tips

I've noticed for the first time in Spanish that if I make a mistake, an explanation has started coming up mid-lesson. It says "Here's a tip", followed by a short explanation of the point I've just made an error on, and a question with two choices. Doing this exercise doesn't advance the lesson, so I'll still have to repeat the question I got wrong at the end.

My first impression is that this is very useful for learning, especially as I often skip the lightbulb tips at the beginning. It's mostly well tailored to the things I'm getting wrong. I'd far rather have these than the motivational quotes.

Is everyone seeing these tips, or is it another A/B test?

September 1, 2019

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/APRILBROWN4

I think my mistake was a verb conjugation?! and "Here's a tip" popped up. very helpful

APRILBROWN4

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/walkabout123

I haven't seen it.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jan139433

Interesting. Must be a test. I'm not seeing it yet.

September 1, 2019

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

Yes, I have. Since there are many types of conjugations in Spanish, sometimes I forget what to do with the verbs, to be honest. And they helped me when I was confused with the conjugations of imperfect/preterite.

September 1, 2019

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

The tips come up regardless of whether a mistake is made. We are invited to answer a question to clear the tip before being allowed to progress. The mini test doesn't count towards progress.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ros186385

Oh, that's interesting. I've never had them come up yet, except in response to a mistake.

September 1, 2019

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

The tips started appearing recently I've only noticed them in Daily-Life 2 Level 4 so far.

September 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hope991578

I would appreciate them, except they usually apply to typos I didn´t notice rather that to things I don´t understand.

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Trubby1

I've been getting them for the past few weeks, however I find them annoying. They would have been useful at the start of learning on Duolingo, but by now I'm at the stage that I know the concepts already . They only come up when I make accidental/typo errors

September 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hecate4stuff

I'd love to see this but haven't so far.

September 2, 2019

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

I'm seeing them too, so far just for very basic concepts when I'm a third of the way through the Spanish tree so they seem kind of insulting. For example, in the first lesson where I learned the word "aula" (classroom), I made a mistake and forgot it was masculine and used "la aula" and got a "here's a tip" helpfully letting me know that words in Spanish are masculine or feminine, and having me complete the sentence "El es ___ hombre." Very helpful.

September 9, 2019
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