I'm pulling my hair out !
I am at level ten in the Norwegian course. I read five Norwegian newspapers a day, I cut back my daily requirement to ONE segment a day since at this level I am getting nine (9) reviews dropped on me every day. While I appreciate that one must practice Norwegian, you have now TOTALLY frustrated me with these reviews. I do five reviews every day, and then... I HAVE ANOTHER NINE to do. This is counter-productive in my thinking. I feel like I am a hamster in a cage, and I DON'T like it.
How do I get out of this situation ?
That. Oh and you don't have to do reviews the day those skills lose gold. Some people complete the whole tree before going back and redoing it back in gold, I'm not saying to do exactly that, but pick a strategy that works for you personally (x number of new lessons and y number of reviews daily) and stick with it
Yup. It's a huge temptation, even when you're sure you know what the word means, to double-check by using the hover hints.
The other thing you'll notice is, as you get further along, the earlier skills don't deplete quite as fast. Later skills build on and reinforce the earlier skills, and the software recognizes that. That's one of the main reasons you've probably never had to review the Basics 1 unit. All of the information in there is being reinforced regularly through other units.
This is what I did for Swedish and soon Russian: Atleast one or more new lessons a day and between three and as many as you want skill rehearsals. It might seems slow but it does work. For other languages: Atleast one new lesson a day and 3 skill rehearsals a day when my tree is done. I do rehearse skills of trees that aren't done though. Sometimes you just want something to go smooth and then you rehearse and old skill xD.