Always The Same Questions On Strengthen Skills
I wasn't really sure were to post this. Anyway, I am taking my time to go through the tree. I don't really want to rush through it and not learn anything. This means that I only really do one lesson a week, probably less than that. Instead I prefer to do Strengthen Skills every day. The biggest problem is, I am constantly getting the same questions. This is not a new thing. It seems that I have to answer the same questions all of the time for about 4 months before I get any new ones. I am so sick of the same questions. Before I do a practice I already know what I will be asked a lot of the time. This means I immediately skip these questions as soon as they come up. I know that I can do more lessons, which would make the practice change. But I don't want to rush. I also know that I can go on a specific topic and strengthen skills that way. There are so many though, that is surely why the practice feature exists! I am half way through the tree so there is a lot for the practice feature to choose from. Whenever I get a question I am not expecting, I find it difficult. Are others having this problem too? I think this feature is something that the Duo staff should look at if lots of people are as annoyed as I am. EDIT: For some reason my enter button is not making more paragraphs. Sorry if this is difficult to read.
I'm not sure what the algorithm is for deciding what you need to be practicing, globally; but it is evidently not drawing only from your performance: some topics seem to be weighted differently, as being harder or needing more practice.
I think that for your aim, you should be choosing the skill you want to strengthen, and strengthen those skills one at a time. Is that what you are doing, sometimes?
For example, I open Dutch Possessives in a new tab. I do that for each of the skills I want to strengthen. I race the clock to get 20 correct if I can. Then I go to the next tab. I aim to keep every skill gold. Is that your technique, too?
I agree, the same questions can be tiresome. It is particularly tiresome if I am being asked to formulate answers in English, instead of the target language. At first I needed that, but after a while it's a drag. If that's happening using the method I've described, I think you are probably going too slowly through the tree, for your interest level.