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Does Anyone Else Have the " Fix Mistake " Option?

Hello everyone! I want to ask if any of you have the "Fix Mistake" option when you do lessons. Today is the first time I've seen it.

4 years ago

77 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/cbridwell

Yes, just got it. And I LOVE it! It's a lot easier to remember my mistakes if I have a chance to FIX them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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And I didn't notice it at first, but Duo explains your mistake to you, like "this should be feminine", so you can really focus on the right form instead of pressing "continue" right away. I definitely love this new feature.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scottann

I could not agree more, and often it was just a typo. I am a language teacher and very soon in their learning I give my students an option to correct their mistakes by just highlighting the words and not telling them what or where the mistake is. They seem to love it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jofurn
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This is a brilliant technique and one I use with my students too. I agree, it is so much more satisfying to correct something yourself.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aicaramba

I like it for the non-timed practice lessons. It is kind of annoying during the timed practice lessons, unless there is a quick way to skip fixing the sentence. I know you can skip the answer, but it does not work by pressing enter anymore.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PollyGlott
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I have this (great!) option, too, but not on Timed Practice - so either they have already implemented the most-favored version or there is a bug on my account.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

I wish it was optional, it doesn't fit in my way of learning.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hoevenp

I agree. It annoys me every now and then, especially when DuoLingo doesn't say what you did wrong. Should be setting in my profile IMHO

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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I don't seem to have it yet, but I'm glad it's coming in. No matter what you're learning, when you make a mistake you should always redo it correctly! It reinforces the correct answer and helps you learn more quickly. Sorry you find it irritating, but just keep in mind that it's helping you learn.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WarmFoothills

If I make a mistake its either because I didn't understand it or because I overlooked something. In both cases the Fix a Mistake option is entirely useless. If I don't understand something, how can I fix it? And if I overlooked something I just think to myself: I better pay more attention next time. I always skip the Fix a Mistake option, so if it would be made optional it would save a lot of mouse clicks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zillbelellthr45

I personally dislike it because I have to keep moving my hands from keyboard to mouse, which interrupts my flow. Can we please get an opt-out for this option?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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No you don't, just re-tried it, you press enter to fix the mistake, it automatically takes you to the typing area, you correct and you press enter again. Works like a charm!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/scottann

I get what you are saying but learning a language is also about stopping to absorb (and enjoy) it, even one's mistakes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Penguino
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Yes, I have it. To me, this feature is VERY annoying. It slows things down, and I lose a heart anyways. If it didn't take a heart away then the ''fix mistakes'' would make more sense. Otherwise, the correct solution appearing immediately after submission was good enough.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/irenicPie

I agree. I would prefer it more if it allowed the opportunity to fix the mistake before you lose the heart, and then take the heart if you were unable to. I am prone to make typos and sometimes lose a heart just for accidentally missing a letter.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/queensuzanna

Perhaps a good compromise would be to give half a heart back for fixed mistakes?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bertyhell
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it's great, only not for timed practice, i lose quite a bit of time because of it

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH
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YES! And I LOVE it!

In fact, after completing the German tree, I got a version of this where one doesn't even lose a heart -- perhaps I was one of the 10% tested for new features -- but it just showed up in the Spanish tree, and even with the heart loss, I am VERY pleased. IMO, being able to immediately fix mistakes makes a BIG difference when one is learning something.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_undertoad

That was the argument here http://www.duolingo.com/comment/125815. I guess someone was paying attention to that thread...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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Yeah, that was my thread! :D So glad this is happening finally (though I'm not in the group that has this option yet)!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_undertoad

How ironic! Thanks for posting the thread in the first place. It was a good idea. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brunehilde

After reading this I simply had to see it for myself. It's brilliant! I like the opportunity to fix my mistakes as that break in routine helps drill proper language rules into my thick head.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/peachyleah
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Yep, same here! I was a bit confused when I first saw it. I like it though, it helps reinforce the correct answer rather than just skip on to the next question.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zchbaniel25
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As long as DL is so very full of mistakes, it is humiliating to have to press the "I-do-not-know-the-answer" -button after having explained the right answer to the owl (and pressed the "My-answer-should-be-accepted"-button) for the umpteenth time in an hour.

It should be possible to get out by pressing "enter"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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Which language is so full of mistakes? I do Spanish and the problem is nowhere near that bad.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tertio

Spanish is more or less okay (Though some very funny sentences as well) - but German is a real horror.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeeRamm
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I have it and think it is basically a good idea. But, I've noticed another use that is really great!

Let's say you translated (and knowing that DL seems to err on the side of more literal translations you have done it carefully) and gotten it right. Your heart is now secure!

You can go back and try other answers and see how DL likes them. If it doesn't, you still don't lose a heart. So, if you are sure of one translation, but not so sure of some alternative. As long as you enter the sure one first, you can try the others at no risk.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ALoUSyUseRnaME
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Yes, I do, and I've just posted a discussion on how it should be improved. (Well during timed practices that is. I don't mind it at all in the real lessons)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Racinewrites

I wonder if the timer could be stopped during the period between clicking Check and clicking Continue. That way you could learn from your mistakes (maybe repeat the correct answer several times to yourself to get it into your memory) and still be evaluated on how quickly you submit an answer...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/smearedink

This has been suggested repeatedly since time immemorial and it seems like an easy change to make, so presumably the Duolingo team is against the idea for some reason.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatriciaJH
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Software cycles can be very, very slow, and the team is small -- also they often test these things on a small sample of users to see what the effect is before they go live with them.

"Fix mistakes" had been on the table for a long time, too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leoneuski

It's great, but in timed practice the timer should stop when you are fixing a mistake

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lily3

I don't like that it is not optional. I always "fix the mistake" in my head and I don't need to type it out. It really slows me down.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElseHarp83

I'm glad it's an option, but I would really prefer to be able to turn it off in settings. It may be helpful sometimes, but mostly it just messes with my rhythm, so to speak.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kupocake

I don't like it. Dunno what it is, but it takes me out of the immersion. A lot of times, I don't know why I got something wrong, and I'm forced to try to fix something I don't understand. I'd rather see the solution instantly so that I can remember it later on so that if I come across a similar question, I'll know how to answer it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jtkemp

I must say it is probably one of the most useful tools to me individually. I find that with the ability to fix my mistakes I can actually understand why I got it wrong even if it was a typo error. Thank you to the Duolingo team as this has made me be able to better visualize my weaknesses and understand better how to correct them in the lesson opposed to repeating single vocabulary drills. I can see the point though in progression of needing it to be optional I would be comfortable with a setting to allow for either or to aid both types of learners, yet for me personally I do tend to benefit from being shown why an answer wrong and being allowed to fix it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aicaramba

So they made a quick fix for the fix mistakes feature. It is now removed from timed practice and is still implemented in non-timed practice. Good job guys!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gintama_coco

I think the FIX option is unnecessary.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame
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I noticed it too. And when I commented on Twitter about whether they were sneakily adding it in as a new feature, the response from @duolingo was "Maaaybe"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aicaramba

Another change im noticing is that the slow speak function of listening exercises are sped up a little.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/godoju
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It is nice, but really makes no sense for timed practice, so please make it optional or something

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Johnni0
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I have it too. I love it, but would be nice if it actually did something... like give half a heart back or something. That way, you could make 2 mistakes, but if you fix both, you only lose 1 heart.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Szab
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"give half a heart back or something" +1 for this!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anonyduck

Wow I don't have it yet, but am looking forward to it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hakkutsu

I hate it too. Wish it would be optional...I hate correcting my mistakes, it takes time to do so, I don't want to do this in this way. I can learn from my mistakes by watching the correct answer quickly. If they don't make it optional, I'm thinking about stop learning with Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nathansk8s
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I seen it last night. It was in the timed practice though so when I couldn't figure out the correct response I lost. I hope that they don't incorporate it in timed practice when it comes out for everyone.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joander
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the Fix Mistake options keeps taking me out of my lesson and I have to start all over, even when it's the first heart. Anyone know what I am doing wrong? It's happened a dozen times in the past couple days.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karenoliver

it came up on a refresher session. haven't figured out all of how it works yet.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/qbufm07
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Why is everyone getting downvoted on this? I also have it, but I was surprised to see it in the timed practice. It is a nice edition to reinforce vocabulary and/or grammar.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nicktaylor3

It really doesn't make a lot of sense for timed mode, does it? There just isn't enough time and clicking for the next question is too slow.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/qbufm07
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I think that it depends on how you look at it. I think for me I do enjoy it, but I also do not have the German Keyboard added in, so it is harder to maneuver the keyboard and mouse clicks fast enough.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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yes..... it is brilliant. you still lose the heart .. but you get a chance to put it right.. excellent learning method

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mirima
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Love, love love it! I have a keyboard that misses strokes sometimes. This makes me very happy. Thanks again, Duolingo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mariagra
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I just saw it and I find that it is a very helpful feature.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/_undertoad

Yeah! I think it's great... Except for during timed practice. Even then, though, you can just choose to skip.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TanteGeorgette

Oh, I thought it was because I had attained a higher level...now they were giving me more chances!:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/avid.learner

i like it too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/darioitoni

i have it

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FernandaVilla

yes

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Princessbg2014

Yeah, I love it I just got it and it makes the whole thing allot easier! Thank you Duo team<3

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lexlanson

Just noticed it! Thanks for another great feature Duolingo! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Music4Ever15

Yeah today was the first time for me too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/akhansson
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I haven't found that option yet. Could you make a screenshot of it and post it? It would be very nice of you.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chartreux

This is one of the most beneficial improvements yet !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hondajude

yes it has just appeared after basics 2. it helps to understand the basics of masc and fem better

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adesva
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I had it, and then it disappears. Was annoying at first, but might be a useful feature. Although the hotkeys need to be improved first, otherwise timed practice becomes way too hard.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aelfwyne

This is a great step in the right direction. I may come across as harsh sometimes, but I keep coming back because the duolingo guys really are trying to help us learn languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Louise_O

I love it. Thanks for the great work in continuing to add more features, Duolingo team. Great stuff!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lucie.white
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I really love it too! But when I saw it originally, I wouldn't lose hearts if I fixed the mistake. I much preferred this, it made me spend a lot more time over my answers, working out and remembering grammar, and was a great complement to timed practice!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PiryatJos
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I like it. Still needs tweaking imho but a much needed and appreciated feature. Thanks guys!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Annag2k3

I`ve got that as well it is really good

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mikevir
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Excellent, excellent feature and I really like the way it was implemented, especially when there is an explanation about the error made. I will concede, however, that it is annoying in the timed practice session and should be made an option in that case.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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I see no button for fixing my mistake. Although I can click on the text box after answering correctly.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HaleyO.

Ya I have that too

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/epistrofe
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To me it's very annoying. It takes me really out of immersion because how can I fix something I have never learned before? That is not learning from your mistakes but just blindly guessing at what the right answer could be... Please make it optional.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/r_i_l_e_y

I don't get it... I lose a heart regardless of whether I fix the mistake or not...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TheDemonLo

I had this for a while, but it's gone now. I really liked it because when I type fast, I often miss a letter. It was nice that it gave me a second chance to catch a misspelling. And I really miss it now because it will penalize me for getting it wrong even though I know the answer.

4 years ago