Since the update, something has changed with how reviews are randomized. If the same word is reviewed more than once in a review round, it is always grouped together. I just did a group of 100 reviews in French. I counted six times when the same word was twice in a row, and one time the same word was three times in a row. I notice this a lot with German too. I didn’t notice any times where I got the same word twice but separated. This is annoying, as it keeps me from being able to recall the word as it was just prompted 5 seconds before.
I’ve seen this, too.
Thanks for letting us know! What are the steps you’re following? Are you reviewing a single collection, or playing Review All? And to be sure - it’s just a matter of sentences with the same missing word being clustered together when reviewing, otherwise everything else seems to be as expected, is that right?
it was ‘review all’ yesterday that I noticed it with a round length of 100 and text input. The reviews seem random otherwise. The words are in a random order, it’s just that when a word is up for review, the site prompts you to review multiple instances of that same word in direct succession.
In my case, I was reviewing a single collection at a time.
I’ve been wondering if this was just me underestimating the chances or if something really was unusual.
/I’m also reviewing single collections at a time.
Just wanting to bump this up. There are still issues with the lack of randomness of reviews.
for example, I’ve got 1500 french words in queue at 100% to review. I just did a set of 50, ordered by % mastered, so there shouldn’t be any particular order. I had three ‘télé’, five ‘classe’, several ‘enquête’, and at least six ‘prêts’, either in sequence or clustered very closely together.
When I am just trying to clear out my queue, this doesn’t bother me, but the lack of randomness really takes away from the learning experience. For example, I didn’t remember ‘enquête’ at first, so I reset it. I don’t need five more instances of the same word immediately afterwards, I need them randomly spaced in my reviews so that I have more practice recalling the word when it isn’t on the top of my head.
Thanks for the bump! This is when you’re selecting the Review All option, is that right?
Yes, this was Review All. In contrast, I just did a group of 50 of top 1000 to check and it seemed random.
We made a change! Please let us know if you’re still seeing repeats when playing Review All.
“Mike”, you’re amazing:-)
Seems fixed! Thank you so much!