https://www.duolingo.com/Wei-Da

Suggestion on adding a new function: private practice collection

I've been recently joined Duolingo and I find it a fantastic place to learn new languages and have discussions.

Some of the practice here consist of idioms or something particularly hard for me remember at the first glance. Every time, I tried to write them down in my notepad. However as the notes increase, it becomes a huge work to organize those sentences. What makes things harder is, if occasionally there are something I am not sure whether it's written down correctly, I will have to spend quite a long time to trace back or use google to check it.

Then I think maybe Duo can also help us in collecting those "private favorite practice" -say, add a button like "follow the discussion" in the comment section, on each of the questions. If someone is particularly interested in learning specific ones, he clicks that button to collect the question into a private folder. After a period of learning, the learner can practice/review all his private favorites in one quiz as a whole.

I am not very familiar with building websites and I totally understand that such small modification can sometimes cost a lot of time. So here I am just try to give some of my feedback. Last but not least, this community is really lovely, my thanks to the site-builders and all the friends who helped me. :)

3 years ago

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This is a great idea! I don't expect that this would be implemented any time soon though, so in the meantime, you can actually just click that "follow discussion" button, and all of your sentences will end up here—along with any other discussion you follow though, of course. It's not a perfect fix, and it's still rather time-consuming, but it's something at least. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wei-Da

Thanks my friend~! I am actually doing the same thing. However you may also notice that there is too much valuable information in the comments, so I am now quite like a collect-holic who is overwhelmed by the amount of the entries.

By the way, if sometimes you want to trace back to your earlier discussion, do you go to your timeline to look for them? (I've just joined for 20 days so there are still many things I am not familiar with~)

3 years ago

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I do sometimes, but only for things in the last week or so. Otherwise, I have trouble remembering how far back to go and then take a long time to find anything.

3 years ago

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Sounds like you might benefit from a flashcard program like Anki. Of course it does not integrate with Duo, but does not get as unwieldy as paper notebooks do.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wei-Da

Thanks a lot for reminding me what I do need. Your input is very helpful. I tried right after your suggestion but unfortunately Anki doesn't work in my country. I am still figuring it out, meanwhile, do you also have some recommendation of flashcard software in PC?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/summ1t

You can try "Byki", it has a very usable free version which is not time limited. The free version has about a dozen card decks (about 120 cards) and allows you to download more card decks made by other users (some are good, some I don't trust). The full version costs about $70 US with a phone app.

I just tried Anki as suggested above, it is good, shame it does not work for you :(

3 years ago
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