https://www.duolingo.com/olimo

Practice all skills: less than 20 questions

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I got a practice session with only 10 questions today. Another session had about 15 questions. The other ones consisted of 20 questions each, as usual.

Now, I understand there can be less than 20 questions if there are not enough sentences (like when you practice a separate word), but there are surely enough of them for the "Practice all skills" option.

Could you please look into this?

April 23, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/tatou
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Hmmm... at the end of these short practice sessions, how many words does it say your strengthened? Also, is this for German or French?

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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I don't remember exactly. Maybe 3 or 4? This is for German and this happened only once so far, yesterday.

April 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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Maybe you have very few weak words due to the effectiveness of your practice routine.

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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This is not the case. My first today's practice had 10 questions, the second had 20 and the third had 15.

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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I'm not sure how the amount of sentences is decided. The words are probably chosen at the start and that might influence the amount of sentences as some words occur more often than others. I've actually experienced the same thing as you and I thought it had to do with the amount of practice that I did at that time. Here is a similar discussion: http://duolingo.com/#/comment/245977

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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I'm sure there are many words that I don't remember well. I peek on words I have forgotten. Even if Duolingo considers all my words to be strong, some of them are stronger than other ones. Why not give me my weakest words even if they seem to be strong? If all the words are equally strong, why not give me random words and sentences?

These are mostly questions and ideas for the developers :-)

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist
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You're right, of course :) I don't think that it's the developers' intention to allow the practice mode to become obsolete. As you suggested, a bit more randomization might fix that.

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Okay, so today this happened again: my first practice session had 14 questions, the second one 10 questions and the third one 16 questions. Every round had very few words, for instance, the second round only had "Insekt" strengthened. Why could not "Insekt" be combined with the first practice session? Why give 3 short sessions instead of one or two proper ones with 20 questions?

This all is for German.

April 29, 2013
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