What happens when you peek?
Does it increase the decay rate for that word?
How else does the system rate "weak" words? See I purposely don't peek to force myself to think about the word and just find out through trying and then getting it wrong or right and seeing the right answer either way. I figured the system would recognize the words I do know as "strong" and the words I get wrong as "weak."
Question : I am strong Answer: Je suis strongie
Strong: Je, Suis Weak: Fort
If not I'll peak more often even if I know the word, because I know I need practice on that word.
I just want to throw it out there, that I think peeking is not encouraged. I believe the system is set up and is intended for all the lessons to be done over and over a few times, because I often see new words introduce in the second or third time around on top of seeing the same word used in different ways. I just don't want people thinking you can peek your way through the lessons, comforted by the knowledge that all peeked words will just be used more in the future because you peeked. Your not going to get much practice or a chance for words to come back again if your going through every lesson in one shot.
I don't usually peak unless I don't know the word at all. Other than that I usually think about it long and hard and usually get it right. Then, when I finish a lesson, I go to the vocab of that section and practice a few times to make sure that I have learned everything and that I am ready to move on to the next lesson.