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Suggestion: "I would like to practice this more" button on incorrect answers.

Whenever you get one wrong, there should be a little button next to 'continue' that says "I would like to practice this"

for example: you get one of the vocab words wrong (let's say, for example, you can never remember the difference between Tisch and Teller). when you check off the "practice this" button, those words are more likely to appear in subsequent exercises. Sometimes, I'll be doing a lesson on verbs or grammar, and the same noun will constantly show up. the problem is, I already know Apfel and Kartoffel really well. It'd be nice if it used a wider variety of the vocab that I still need to practice, and that I could tell it what I feel like I need more of.

Alternatively, there should be a button that says "I really got this one wrong, throw it back in the queue". Sometimes i'll pluralize a word incorrectly, or I'll get a consonant wrong. The site tells me "oh, that was just a typo, we'll count it", but I really feel like sometimes it's too lenient. We should be able to tell it "no, I actually got that wrong, give it to me again in a minute or two"

6 years ago

43 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dr.Manhattan95

Yes, this is very similar to Anki. You should be able to mark how difficult something is so that way it can be better integrated with the spaced repetition algorithms. After all, duolingo doesn't know how hard a translation is for you, they just know whether you got it right or wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cymi

I'm an ESL teacher, and I've been looking for this kind of automatic repeat function to be able to practice items missed (which is what you can do in a real classroom). Please add this function!

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrizzleDizle

This would be great.

6 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/indyola
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Or even just a button to "tag to revisit" for any reason. There are many times that you might want to later ask a question about one of the exercises.

Then later you can revisit the tagged items and ask questions (in here, or of native speakers or teachers).

BTW, this revisit option should not just be for questions that we got wrong. There are MANY times that I GUESS and get it right, but still know I need further study. This is certainly the case with accidentally getting the gender right.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/genniblob27

That would be a great way to help people understand what they have trouble with.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/volleyballDVM16

agreed!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tanaquil

I really would like buttons like that indeed! I have the same problem of just confusing two words and wanting to practice those more in stead of repeating those i already know well.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dadaduo
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Instead is one word.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mesmorino
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On the other hand, in and stead are two legitimate words, and used correctly in that sentence.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alexm08021999

Instead is a portmanteau of in and stead.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mesmorino
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Yes, however unlike in Portuguese, using them separately is also correct

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/louis.vang
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not every one here is native English

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mitcorb

I agree this would be a good feature. Practicing in Vocabulary is the closest thing to this, which I regularly do.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/4of92000
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It should also help with various conjugations, because those are invariably confusing for me.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sandtiger

That would be so awesome!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dadaduo
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It would really help. I've never thought of it that way instead of waiting for the next time a word comes up.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
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Great idea!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xbender84

Definitelly needed!!!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SChalliol

I agree. I would like to see more examples of some of the lessons. I see that you can go back and do a lesson over again, and that is helpful, but being able to click on a button for more practice would be great.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/spaetervogel

It would be great to have a possibility to mark vocabularies which I would like to repeat later, to get a kind of personal list of vocabularies indicated I need to practise. Currently I have only the opposite possibility (to erase vocabularies i do NOT want to repeat)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/doorbells02

a practice button would totally make things easer than redoing the whole thing I am always getting mad at it because I have to redo the entire lesson. :(

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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I know it takes so much time because you have to go ALL the way through it again. Sometimes I have to go through the same lesson 3 or 4 times before I can get through.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/doorbells02

Me to! And sometimes when I go back they don't even practice that word it makes me so mad

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chris_nairn
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I'm not 100% sure but it seems to focus on things that I get wrong as the questions come along. Also, I noticed by repeating sections I'm introduced to new vocabulary. So, it's nice to repeat the lessons from at least those two perspectives.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dgonzales353

Yeah that or a way to track what exactly were having trouble with But i LOVE that idea of practicing it like then in there.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Axel584
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das ist eine gute Idea ! C'est vraiment une bonne idée ! It's a good idea ! Estas bonega ideo !

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/celestesc

I agree

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JedYoung1

I think this would be a good idea

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/danvanderboom

I totally agree. What might be difficult is figuring out what you need more practice with: vocabulary or grammar. Hopefully the system can figure that out automatically.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EduGimeno

I´d really like something like this!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SazzyJazzy

yeah that is an awesome idea. I think this way we can get more in instead of just forgetting about that certain word (s)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EugenioMtz

Great idea! Bitte Duolingo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sperdue
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Totally agreed! Thumbs up!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pia6320

Yeah

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eriklover555

I totally agree! I'll answer the question wrong, think I've figured it out, and then not get another question about it for the rest of the lesson. By the time I get one, I've forgotten the breakthrough. This would be an awesome idea to implement.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IceScream

This would be really great [greenblast]

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A51f
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I think it would be a good idea for a button "help me study this"!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/parapluie.

That's a great idea!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LukeSpar

Wow great idea!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DestineeSalgado

Hi

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.infires.

i love this idea

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mikerochip1

totally. I have trouble with irish phrases

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Peabianjay

This is an excellent idea, though 4 years old, apparently not an idea picked up by the powers-that-be.

Presumably, there is some record within the programming to track which words are used during practice. It'd be nice to have access to that, instead of keeping it hidden from us.

As noted, including a "practice this button" would be great.

The option could also be provided in the words list. Either tag it (tick box) or a numeric value to increase the frequency of inclusion in lessons.

Also, in the words list, a "score" for the number of correct/incorrect uses of a word so we can see which words are giving us problems.

1 year ago