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Question About Memrise!

Hey Duolingo!

I know this is a Memrise question, but here it is: when you finish a course on Memrise and have everything in your long-term memory, is there a point when you should quit doing review for the course you finished and move on? I was just wondering, because I am kind of getting bogged down with some of the courses I finished a while ago. Thank you!

~ Cedar

3 years ago

6 Comments


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Yes, I think once you're comfortable with the words, then it makes sense to quit reviewing that particular course. I have done that with several - I did a lot of basic Spanish vocab when I was first getting back into Spanish, and it helped my reading tremendously, but after a month or two I was confident enough with reading that I outgrew the course, so to speak, so I stopped reviewing words from it. I might be wrong, but I think the maximum interval of time between reviews is 180 days. If you feel tempted to go back in a few months and see how you're doing, the course will be there waiting for you. I just ignore the number of words that Memrise thinks I should be reviewing, and focus on the Memrise courses that are most helpful to me at the moment. Hope this helps!

3 years ago

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Thank you so much for your response! That was very helpful and I was wondering as to what I should do! On a side note, how much would you say memrise helped you with learning you languages (I can see that you are doing several!)?

3 years ago

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You're welcome! The several languages part was purely unintentional, not that I'm complaining. :) Yes, I think memrise has helped me quite a bit. After I did about 2000 words worth of Spanish on memrise, plus the Spanish tree here, I was able to start reading a young adult novel in Spanish without resorting to the dictionary every few words. I think it's a quick way to build vocabulary, so you can at least recognize words when you read, and it's so convenient for me to practice with it during breaks and such and even when I'm watching TV with friends and family, if it's not a program I'm really interested in. Memrise helps keep me occupied when otherwise I might have trouble sitting still for too long. At least no one seems to mind my typing...

I also like how you can make your own courses. And I like how it is stricter with spelling, which is especially helpful for me and Irish (not that I want Duolingo to be stricter with spelling - I don't! It's good to have a balance. I focus on spelling on memrise, and grammar and general comprehension on Duolingo). And also, there's no Farsi on Duolingo (yet), but there is an excellent Farsi course on Memrise. So, there's a long answer to a short question. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HandsomeNwealthy

what is memrise?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CedarPrince

Memrise is another great website that goes great with Duolingo. It helps you to learn vocabulary quickly and I was just advertising that I made a new course for it (don't think I am special, anyone can make a course XP). Feel free to check it out at http://www.memrise.com If you have any more questions about memrise, feel free to post on my activity feed! Hope that helps! I highly suggest it personally. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HandsomeNwealthy

cool thanks for the response. i'll have to go check it out

3 years ago