by: gadus Jun 26 2021, 9:26am CST ~ 1 mo., 1 day ago.
Anyone else find that the drills ask us to score WAY too many points before we can advance to the next drill/exercise? Huge redundancies and way too much time spent going over and over the same sentences, to reach a ridiculous number of points (3000 plus!?) It is not enough to simply correct your mistakes, you have to do it over and over and over again, to advance. Madness.
Yeah, the drills can be a little brutal. The idea is that you should do them until they're super easy and you just don't make mistakes any more and it comes naturally. You don't have to complete a drill to continue on with a lesson, so if you think you've got it already, I'd encourage you to move on to the next section. But, if you're still making mistakes every 10th question or so, it might be worth it to stick with the drills until it gets perfect, despite that sometimes being boring. Anyway, that's my two cents.
Yung dalawang sintimo ko - this is related to the concept of "over learning" a skill to automaticity. It is kind of outdated in the classroom purely because it is torturous, but that doesn't mean it isn't effective.
If you don't finish to the required number of points (and collect a "prize"), is it true that there will be no record of your having completed that particular drill? And if so, that would mean that you would have to manually keep track of completed sections, without the aid of the site tools?
I don't mind repetition but to have to go over and over things you already know is a colossal waste of time. What admin has control over this? Can the software (?) be tweaked?
If you truly learned it, entering it again is not a problem. It would be as easy as transcribing English. Don't be so sure you learned it, if it's posing that big of a problem for ya. It's not really about points.
I disagree. Hammering on things you already know, even with a few mistakes, becomes counter-productive. I mean, surely you are not suggesting that the student is going to know EVERYTHING there is by the conclusion of each section?! Even if he successfully - finally- gets every single answer correct?!
But let's move on, shall we? and let someone answer the next question I posed, which was: if I did as Jkoy suggested and just "moved on" when I had had enough of one particular section, the site will not register that section as "complete" and therefore I would have to keep track, at least mentally, of what I'd done, because there would be no record of it otherwise. I don't care a fig about winning any prizes, I just wanted a way to monitor my progress - which with the current format, seems impossible (it doesn't give credit for right answers, if the total points are not met).