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Reviewing Past Lessons

This may be a silly question, but do any of you redo past lessons to help you practice? I use the strengthen skills feature at least twice per day, but I have noticed that those are sometimes repetitive. I have made very nice progress through the tree in the three weeks I've been using Duolingo, and I think it may be worth my while to redo everything to further cement my skills. What are your thoughts and experiences?

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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That would be a fine thing to do if you want to. It would give you control of which repetitive sentences you'll practice. Doing the "Strengthen skill_name" (under "Strength 5/5" on the upper right of a skill) timed practice works well for me, but just plain repeating individual lessons is also good.

Various people have mentioned Duolingo Spanish flashcard sets on Anki or Quizlet or some other e-flashcard site. You might look some of those up and give them a try.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laskiblue

Thank you, slogger! I had not even noticed the strengthen skills feature in each of the lessons; I had just been using the overall ones. Have a lingot for your helpfulness. :-)

4 years ago

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Thanks very much for the lingot. (If you don't have "Timed Practice" already, be sure to buy it at the Lingot store.) Have fun!

4 years ago

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I do that now with memrise, but I discovered they sometimes choose other words then what I do on duolingo. I think flashcards are great to build op vocabulary. In the beginning (when it is not to many words) you could even use real pieces of paper, but once you know more then a few hundred words it is more easy to use the computer.

Timed practice i only use when i have little time because i can not review wrong answers in that because I need to go on translating the next.

4 years ago

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> . . . I can not review wrong answers in that because I need to go on translating the next

That used to annoy me, too. But if you do enough timed practice, you'll keep seeing the same sentences and eventually learn them. It sure would be nice to have a little "review sheet" available after timed practice, though, listing what you missed. No doubt about it.

4 years ago

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I redo lessons that I have struggled with. I also do the practice.

4 years ago

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I mostly redo skills as I think I need them. If they start to lose gold I use that as a guide to decide which ones to practice too.

4 years ago

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I did that a lot but now i use the strengthen skill button more. Actually I wish I could review passed certificates or quizzes.

4 years ago

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Me too, marzman! I've taken two progress quizzes and it bugs me that I can't see what I answered right or wrong.

4 years ago