Practice

Flash Cards

After having activated the Flash Card Practice Mode and having clicked on Start Practice the following screen shows up. The Flash Card training mode works just as if you would do it with real flash cards. You imagine the result and should you wish some help, you can click on Hint which will start to give you the result one letter at a time.

You can also decide to skip a word for now. When you click Answer Later the word will show up again at a later time.



Clicking on Continue reveals the solution. At this stage you then have to tell if you knew the answer.

If you did not know it, click I did not know it. If you did remember the answer, click I knew it.

This will take you to the next question.

On the left hand side bottom of the screen you have 7 boxes that show how good you know the vocabulary. These 7 boxes correspond to the blocking levels set under Blocking in the Advanced Practice Configuration

Tip

Instead of clicking Continue you can also use the Spacebar of your keyboard.



You can stop practicing anytime by clicking on Stop Practice.

Mixed Letters

Mixed Letters is a training method that provides you with an immediate help: all letters that are part of the solution are shown mixed up:



Should you wish some help, you can click on Hint which will give you the solution one letter at a time. Of course you can also decide to Answer Later by clicking on that button.

To give the answer type it in the blank field below the mixed letters and press the Enter key or Continue button.

If your answer was correct Parley will tell you so and you can press Enter again or click on Continue to go ahead with the next question.



Should you enter a wrong answer, you will be told to try again:



If you don't know the answer, just click on Continue a second time. Then the following comes up and you are shown the solution. Go ahead with Continue.



After the solution is revealed, you see a big icon on the right that indicates if your answer will count as right or wrong.

You can overrule how your answer is counted. See Counting an Answer as Right.

Multiple Choice

Automatic selection of the possible answers

In Multiple Choice mode you are shown a number of potential answers, of which only one is correct. By clicking on Hint Parley excludes one of the wrong answers so that your choice gets more and more restricted with each further click on Hint. Of course you may also choose to Answer Later.



Once you made your choice by clicking on what you believe to be correct, Parley shows up with the screen below if the answer was right. Go ahead with the next question by clicking on Continue.



If your answer instead was wrong, the correct answer will be shown in green and the wrong one in red. Also here you go ahead by clicking on Continue.



After the solution is revealed, you see a big icon on the right that indicates if your answer will count as right or wrong.

You can overrule how your answer is counted. See Counting an Answer as Right.

If you wish to stop practice, just click on the Stop Practice button.

With yes/no answers

Normally Parley automatically proposes one correct and several wrong answers in Multiple Choice mode. For some exercises instead you will have preset answers like yes/no or similar. And for these you have to configure the practice by clicking on Configure Practice.

Select the tab Advanced and you will get something very similar to the following screenshot:



If you have just two choices like yes/no in the section Multiple Choice set the Number of choices to 2.

Written

When you select the option Written to do your practice you are supposed to type in the solution. You can use the button Hint which will start to give you the result one letter at a time. Of course you can also decide to Answer Later by clicking on that button.



Once you have entered the solution, click on Continue and Parley will show whether your answer was correct. Go ahead by clicking on Continue again.



Should you give a wrong answer, you may try again several times to find the right answer. If you don't try again, and just click on Continue, the solution will be shown.



Go ahead practicing by clicking on Continue or stop by clicking on the button Stop Practice.

When the solution is revealed, you see a big icon on the right that indicates if your answer will count as right or wrong.

You can overrule how your answer is counted. See Counting an Answer as Right.

Counting an Answer as Right

After the solution is revealed, you see a big icon on the right that indicates if your answer will count as right or wrong.

If you see the big checkmark, Parley thinks you were right.



If you needed more than one attempt to answer correctly, your answer will be counted as wrong.



You can click the small icon next to the indicator to change how your answer is counted. The big symbol always indicates how the answer is counted.

Reset Practice to Initial State

You can reset all your practice scores (remove the confidence levels) to the initial state. When being in edit mode select Edit from the menubar and then Remove Confidence Levels.

Furthermore you can reset your confidence levels for individual units from within the Practice Setup by right clicking on the unit to reset and choosing Remove Confidence Levels from this Unit or by choosing UnitRemove Confidence Levels from this Unit or UnitRemove Confidence Levels from this Unit and all Sub-Units menu items when being in edit mode.