Last week, we added new functionality to Learn Mode to make it smarter. Not only will Learn Mode tell you you're wrong, but now it'll often tell you why. Along the way, we gave the UI a fresh coat of paint and fixed a few nagging bugs! Here's what we changed:
When you're trying to think of an answer in Learn Mode, often you mis-remember and enter another word from the same set and get the question wrong. Now, whenever you do this, we'll remind you with a Confusion Alert and tell you what that word you mis-remembered actually means.
The word cansada was in this set too. But it means tired not to introduce. In addition to telling me I'm wrong, the confusion alert helps reinforce that. We hope this will be helpful in de-confusing your studying!
Intelligent Quizlet Tips
When learning a new language, the small details feel random and hard to memorize. But in most cases, there are actually rules - you just may not know about them yet!
And so we've wired up our smarter Learn Mode to know the rules of French and Spanish genders. If you enter a French or Spanish word's gender incorrectly now, we'll mark your answer wrong (since it's an important detail to get right). But we'll also show you an intelligent Quizlet Tip that tells you the general rule too.
Learning that words that end in consonants are often masculine will help you more in the long run than just memorizing the gender of every individual word you encounter. Now you'll remember that Loup is masculine but also Poisson, Lapin, and Mouton (among many others).
Right now the Quizlet Tip functionality is only available for French and Spanish genders. But it's possible we'll add more rules and languages in the future.
Updated UI Design
Learn mode is the oldest study mode on Quizlet and it was in need of a fresh coat of paint. All the UI elements should be basically the same but they should all look a bit spiffier.
The refresh should also look a little better on small screens and embeds where we give the content more space on your screen.
Fixed existing bugs
Along the way, we fixed some nagging bugs. In the old version, it was hard to connect the word to its definition on the final screen if the definition had an image in it.
Now in the new version, we connect the term and the definition by the arrow and the image appears underneath - allowing you to make a strong connection between the term and its definition or translation.
Try it out now
And please let us know if you have any feedback - positive or negative - or if you have more ideas on how we could make Learn Mode even smarter for you.