https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

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?

July 11, 2015

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/otsogutxi

It depends. Did you find the course easy? The better you answer questions in lessons, the less you will need to refresh them.

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

What is really weird is that after all this time, my "fluency" has dropped 2%, yet it still doesn't "require" any refreshing.

July 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/poche112

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.

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

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.

July 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/robin4duo

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 :-)

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

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.

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iracemapg

Lucky you!!!

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Susanna35

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.

July 31, 2015
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