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Course editing suggestion: Strengthen skills

I started doing Irish the day it was released into beta, but I've also been doing German, Dutch, and Danish. I've noticed that when I hit the Strengthen Skills button on the main page, the vocabulary it practices really only uses "water, boy, girl, man, woman, and apple." I actually did like 6-7 lessons Sunday evening of strengthening that way hoping that I would get to practice some of the other words I'd learned previously, but none ever came up unless I went specifically to that lesson and did it over again.

So, my suggestion for those who don't wanna read the whole thing above: Incorporate more words into the Strengthen Skills practices in the earlier stages.

September 15, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/centonola

Have you also run into the problem that there are too few questions in Strengthen Skills? Sometimes I've only had two questions! Quite a cheap way to earn XPs! Other times, four or five. Sometimes ten or fifteen. Seems like a bug that needs to be worked on.

And I second your request for more vocabulary in the Strengthen Skills. It's often very limited.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jillianimal

I thought it was because you didn't have much to strengthen, so they didn't bother making you redo the whole lesson/skill.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wafflesnjoy

!!! go raibh maith agat i tHOUGHT IT WAS JUST ME ; O;


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Osteosam

I thought exactly the same thing. No chance to practice the contextual stuff, which is what I'd really like before learning more words ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jennifer.Kirby

I agree, but recently I have had problems continuing at the end of the session. After I check my answer the continue bottom does not come up.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tyler.0

I have found that in the regular lessons as well that there has been a lacking of creativity in regards to the questions. That is to say, there are many which are the same, many even in a row, and I don't feel like I am learning much that way, although overall I very much appreciate the opportunity to be learning the Irish language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Latviete

Same issue here! My Strengthen Skills seems to be overwhelmingly focussed on a small handful of nouns, and most of the questions just ask me to translate "noun" or "the noun" back and forth. I rarely get verbs or full sentences, and when I do they're almost all about the elephant and the duck eating, or the men eating fish, even though I've done lessons covering a lot more stuff that I would really like to practice. Perhaps there's some sort of glitch in the spaced repetition algorithm?


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