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