https://www.duolingo.com/BlackSea

Half of my mastered lessons are no longer mastered...

I've been busy and haven't used Duolingo for some time (mind you, not THAT long). I just took a look and noticed that changes had been made in the meantime. As a result, half of my mastered lessons are no longer mastered... What's the deal with that? Has anybody else experienced it? Is it a bug? If it matters for debugging purposes, I've tested out of the majority of them.

April 20, 2013

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kristinemc

Hi! This is not a bug :) We made an update recently that shows you what skills you should practice. The bar shows your word strength for that particular skill. We found that even if you 'mastered' a skill it didn't necessarily mean you knew all the words and concepts. We think learning a language takes a lot of practice and now with the new word strength bar you can at a glance see what needs some brushing up. If you practice a lesson in the skill that is weakened you will increase the word strength. Let me know your thoughts!

April 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Cheryl1

Well, I, for one, like the update and appreciate the efforts of the Duolingo team. I've been surprised at times, that words and concepts I thought I understood, would give me pause for thought. It's really difficult to attain fluency in a language. Many hours of study and an almost constant exposure are required. You can't be conjugating verbs in your head while attempting conversation with a native speaker. I just want to keep the Owl happy:) When the Owl is happy....I'm happy!

April 20, 2013
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