Moving forward in your Tree..?
I was wondering.... If you still are not strong in some of your skills, do you continue to practice those before you move on, or just power through and mop the skill up when it becomes ungilded?
It's a matter of personal preference. I prefer a firm foundation under me, so I practice before moving on. It's very rare that one of my skills becomes ungilded. I think it's happened to me twice in the ten months I've been learning French.
Others get bored and restless with so much repetition. They learn better by forging ahead and revisiting skills when the skill turns colorful.
Depends on your preference. I like to take it slow and easy because of my learning disability. That way I can keep the tree golden and move forward at a good pace
I kind of feel that I have been going to slow in my Spanish learning. I have been using many platforms (Rosetta Stone, Pimsleur, Learning Spanish Like Crazy, workbooks, etc) as I get bored with one, and then do the other for a while and go back... so, I kind of have a lot of vocabulary, but stink at grammar...
I do a sort of halfway between powering through and taking it slow. I will typically try to knock out at least one entire row all at once (I try to do more than that, but it really depends on how long the skills are). Then, I stop and do nothing but strengthen skills. I also only do the general strengthen; I almost never strengthen individual skills (I feel the added challenge of not knowing what to expect forces me to learn it better, but that's just me). When I feel generally comfortable with the language to that point then I will forge ahead and knock out more skills.
you may try keep balanced. but as a strategy in backgommon: don't leave much space between your chips. i mean; while moving forward, 1-2 times in a week pause it and strengthen your earlier course. 1- strengthen your earlier courses will provide you a strong background for future courses (long sentences, hard to pronounce words etc). 2- moving forward will help your ears and eyes and tongue to get used with spanish language.