I Don't Understand
I finished the English-to-Italian tree ages ago, went over everything a couple of times more. I am now more than halfway through the Italian-to-English tree after quite a few weeks, and I keep checking back to see if I need to refresh anything on the English-to-Italian tree. Not once so far has there been anything that required refreshing. Is this normal?
It depends. Did you find the course easy? The better you answer questions in lessons, the less you will need to refresh them.
What is really weird is that after all this time, my "fluency" has dropped 2%, yet it still doesn't "require" any refreshing.
I notice the same thing... If I only work on the Italian tree, I get about six lessons per day to review... But if I spend a day or two working on the English from Italian tree, then switch back to Italian, I only have one or two.
I went through the first part fairly rapidly, but the later lessons I found rather difficult. I tried to keep up with all the refreshing as I went along; then, after I finished, I went through the course completely from beginning to end, then went back through again in "refresh" mode. That has been several weeks ago (not sure just when I finished and started the reverse tree, but I would say probably at least a month ago, and I have not had one single topic to refresh on the English-to-Italian tree since then.
I agree, you should feel lucky, but it is probably result of your hard work. I have finished my tree about 80 days ago and return to it daily, and on Saturday I even got Basics2 to be refreshed (!!) which felt little silly... I should try working the reverse tree, but I hate that process of switching the app from English to Italian speaker :-)
Well, I did work hard going over stuff that didn't require refreshing at the time, but I would think that going so long without "checking in," so to speak, there would be some refreshing required by now. I haven't checked today, too busy trying to keep up with refreshing on the reverse tree. I have to admit that I repeat a lot of the same mistakes, but I'm gradually getting the feel for some of the stuff. And indeed, a great deal of learning takes place on the reverse tree, beyond what you get on the "original" course.
Yesterday I had one - count 'em - one unit to refresh. I hadn't looked for a couple of days. But anyway, it's been at least 6 weeks since I had last brought everything up to date, and this was the first refresh notification I had. Meanwhile my "fluency" percentage has dropped from 61% to 58%. On the reverse tree, I am already up to 50%, and I still have a long way to go to get through the course. I make an awful lot of mistakes, so I don't much notice the "shorter" lessons - for me they aren't! Many of the mistakes are stupid mistakes and/or typos, but there are an awful lot of constructs that I haven't got the hang of yet. And since they are Italian constructs from the Italian point of view, there are no tips. Oh, and another thing I noticed in the reverse tree - quite often, none of the "suggestions" are applicable. I know this happens on rare occasions on the "regular" tree, but it is quite common in the reverse tree.