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rating lessons

Anthony-S4

Anthony-S4

I would love to see the ratings taken out of the users control and have the application rate us instead. I think it would give the user a better idea on what they need to work on.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Anthony, when they first introduced the write it feature the application did do the rating. But the problem was, it sometimes gave false ratings. For example, if you used a period instead of exclamation mark, or a comma instead of ellipses, yet write the words of the sentence perfectly, it would sometimes mark you down. Conversely, I have on occasion made a mistake in a write it lesson that I felt I should have been marked down for, but got an "Its easy"' grade from the system. It still gives a rating but can be overridden. Also, there are some mistakes in the written testing material that the user needs to be able to compensate for when found. Frankly, as I my Spanish has improved, I find that I have gotten tougher on myself in my grading. Unless it is a simple spelling error, I don't give myself an "Its Easy" unless I have translated the sentence perfectly.
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

Like Dan H24 says, the write it tests attempt to provide you a rating but allows you to override it. However, other tests such as "Say It", "Know It" and "Play It" do not have automatic grading. This is probably beyond Rocket Languages capabilities since it would require some fairly accurate voice recognition. We can use the ratings as a means to record what we need to work on by simply providing a lower rating for that word or phrase.
Michael--541

Michael--541

I really like that the current system leaves the option to adjust the rating. The default suggested rating in the "Write It" section is the one I generally use. However, as other people have pointed out sometimes I make mistakes that just seem like they deserve a rating lower than the system suggested.
the-hefay

the-hefay

I like it the way it is. I like being able to decide how I did. For instance sometimes with nouns "Write it" includes the article and sometimes not. I don't want marked down if I don't give it exactly the way "Write it" does if "Write it" is not clear on what it is looking for (which does happen). It's fine to let the learner carry some responsibility. There's not really an online option to trade papers with the next person next to you for grading. ;)
maha266

maha266

it would be good for writing, but not for others. anyway i see self rating is good too. and it is up to you how easy or hard u want to go with lessons. i mean it might for some people os good for them to know or remember the words for some it is important for them to have exact pronunciation. the same in writing, some just want to write the right words but some they want to be so perfect to write the marks ¡ , ¿ , á é . so, the self rating is useful too.
khaduj

khaduj

I also vote for the current system of self rating. As long as you can be honest with yourself, it's very useful as is. :)
Byron-K21

Byron-K21

I also favor leaving it as is.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

Another example of errors in the lessons that give a false rating that we need the ability to correct...from lesson 12.2: The answer to: Ai... how terrible is given as: Ai... qué horrible. 2 separate words in both languages, but one would get a low rating for answering incorrectly.
Diana-S1

Diana-S1

I agree. Sometimes Write It ratings (French) were too high, sometimes too low. Furthermore, although a native English speaker, I often have real difficulty spelling my own language. French, with it's many silent consonants, is even harder to spell. My principle interest is oral French with the ability to read, not write. I, therefore, use the Write It strictly as an oral and reading test. I realize that defeats the Write It purpose, but it also helps me to tailor the lessons to my own abilities and needs.
the-hefay

the-hefay

Being able to tailor the lessons is one of the great advantage of Rocket Languages.
Leslie-K4

Leslie-K4

I like it the way it is. As an adult learner, I know how hard to mark myself if I really want to learn. I am in the drivers (got no apostrophe) seat of my own learning.

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