Is there a faster way to remaster past lessons?
I completed the Spanish tree already. However, I fell off track for a month, so many of my completed lessons were at a low level of mastery when I came back. It's just so frustrating for me to go over the basics again and again. I practiced my skills around 7 times already with no mistake, but still only 3 skills were remastered. I took a test and I'm still at 4.5/5 so I believe I'm still OK. Is there a way to quickly remaster the lessons without going through the basics again? Thanks in advance!
The fastest way to regild your tree is to re-do each skill individually with each individual "Strengthen X skill" button from the bottom up (hardest skills first). As you work your way back up the tree, the easier/earlier skills will regild automatically as you use them to complete the harder stuff. The general "strengthen skills" button only tests your weakest words/concepts, so if you have a bunch of skills to regild all at once, you'll be there for quite a while doing it that way, since Duo is reading everything as weak.
The fastest, but not most effective, way to regild your tree is flashcards!
I have no idea if this is true or not, but somebody here once claimed timed practice does not keep the skills gold as long as simply redoing the lessons does. This makes sense, because you are reviewing all of the material, but timed practice may be quicker (it depends on how weak the skill is).
Thanks for all the comments! However, I still hope that in the future, we would have an option to take a test in order to regild many skills at a time. It's getting really boring going over skills I know that I know inside-out.
I've neglected my Spanish tree recently, and am considering doing something radical when I get back to it. I originally tested out of the first half of the tree, then set it aside for a while, then redid every single lesson in that half of the tree. I do not want to redo all those very basis lessons yet again as I mostly need more practice in the second half of the tree.
So, I'm probably going to reset my Spanish tree at some point, then test out of everything I can. That will enable me to focus more on the parts of the tree that really do need practice.