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Redo lessons until perfect? Or keep moving?

I typically redo a lesson or lesson group until I'm confident of almost every answer. This worked fine up to a point.

Now I'm having some trouble with plurals and possessives. I've been stuck here for a few days, redoing these lessons several times. Is it better to move on to the next group of lessons and trust that those things will make more sense later? Or should I stay on these lessons until I completely get it?

Tack så mycket!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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For me, moving on works much better. I'll start running into the same words in different settings, and all of a sudden they start making sense.

Not only do you risk losing your motivation when repeating the same lessons ad nauseam, but you run the risk of starting to memorize the sentences rather than internalizing the concepts taught.

There is definitely a balance to be found between new content and repetition, but I think it's different for each and every one of us. Try some different things, and see what works for you! :)

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jgstcd
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I also prefer moving on, for much the same reasons. The risk of memorising sentences is a very real one. It's somehow comforting when you recognise the sentences, but it should really be disquieting. After all, other than greetings and such things you don't continually hear the same sentences in real life.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Redo, that's where I messed up the first time. Take your time, it's no race. You're here to learn, don't cheat yourself.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa1240

I tend to redo them. I remember I had trouble with the same lessons at first, but I got the hang of them eventually.

I know some people get through their tree very quickly and that works for them, but all the studies on long-term memory will tell you that the best way to learn and retain knowledge is by repetition at intervals.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/missmanda42

I'm just starting out to be honest, but I keep reviewing the previous lessons to help the knowledge stick. I took French in school, and other than a few basic phrases and random words, it didn't really stick because we moved on so fast. It really depends on the person, if han or hon should move on or rework the lessons.

Good luck!

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/suesieb
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I like to redo the lesson until I'm comfortable with the lesson. But if I get to the point that I'm frustrated and making the same mistake over and over, I move to the next lesson, or even go to a past lesson, to break the pattern. Eventually, because of how the trees are structured, I'll run into the same words, and I'll understand them.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VellamoRinne
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If you're having troubles with certain grammar points, it might be more helpful to look at other resources, see other examples and come back to it

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Reply3 years ago

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I tend to move on and do some rehearsing when I have made more progress.

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Reply3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/electricpenguin
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I found if I tried to keep the whole tree polished, after getting a certain way through, I just could not make forward progress any more. So you do have to move on. I alternate between moving on and then going back and polishing the tree back to gold

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