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Can we redo lessons without a negative effect?

Does it effect anything if one starts over from the beginning to obtain a better grasp of the material? I am able to get through the lessons fairly quickly but am not retaining the information as I would like. Vocabulary words from precious lessons aren't easily assessed, etc.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
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You can redo the lessons as often as you like. There is no penalty.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I just wanted to add a small note. The only "negative affect/penalty" that I can think of is if you "peek" at a word you don't know, or if you make an error along the way. Doing these things will make your skill strength decay more quickly. However, whether or not that is actually a negative thing is up to what you want to get out of Duolingo. Decay rate helps to determine which things to encourage you to practice more often so you can learn it more solidly. So, I think it is really a good thing and not a penalty at all.

Additionally, these things apply to the course in general, including the first time you do a lesson, not just if you go back to review it ^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/annaannaannaan

oooh that's so useful to know! i often peek to see if there's alternative meanings that i don't know. & in the timed practise, if i'm given a crazy long sentence, i'll deliberately get it wrong quickly - by just typing one letter - so i that can avoid running out of time. time to change strategy!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/murphy6581
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I know exactly what you mean. Im on 115 days already and Im only on the family and the first round of prepositions. This because I am repeating and repeating until I am 100% sure I have thoroughly grasped and understood it all. So yeah. Keep doing what youre doing. Good Luck

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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There won't be a negative effect, I suggest you go ahead, you will benefit greatly from it if you can't get a grasp of your language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/p8c
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i do that ALL the time for that reason- retention of vocab. i both start over often, and i do the reviews often. the only "negative" effect is to my ego if i think that i have to compete with someone to learn at my own pace.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RosieZoo
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I agree with Lyarra you can redo them as many times as you like, besides I do that all the time.

4 years ago