https://www.duolingo.com/Agi52446

Capital letters in the multiple choice exercises give away which word is the correct one

you should give all the options in lower case - this way the student will not know which word should come first in the sentence. Right now it is very easy to guess, especially if some sentences are only 1 word...!

August 11, 2015

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

I also think this is very annoying, but as course contributors we can't do anything about it, as Zmrzlina said – the wrong answers are randomly generated by Duo. I also don't think Duo staff reads the Swedish forums, but on the other hand if posts about this would be upvoted a lot in the general forums, they might be seen and considered.

August 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

I'm afraid we can do nothing about it the way courses are built.

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BroderUlf

All the courses I've seen do this. I REALLY wish they didn't. I know I've caught myself many times just automatically selecting the capitalized one without even reading the word. What's the value in that?

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ulfkastner

Oh developer/user divide - it really ought to be trivial for a DuoLingo developer to apply a simple function to each of the sentences in order to capitalize their first words before they are presented in those multiple choice lists. A single line of code would most likely do the trick.

August 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/mjb_language

I find it annoying too. But I always try to think of the sentence myself, first, before looking at the potential answers. That seems to work well for me insofar as retention is concerned.

December 31, 2016
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