Practicing a List vs. Learning a List - What's the Difference?

What is Practice, and when should I do it?

Practice sessions are short exercises generally designed to be done in a single sitting. When you practice a list, you'll play only questions on the words in your list.  We'll show you a few questions on each word in your list and focus on words that you struggle with.  It's like a mini-version of The Challenge, but just on the words in your list. 

We recommend Practice for short-term goals like learning for an upcoming quiz or homework assignment.

Note for Teachers: When you assign a Vocabulary List to a class, you are assigning a Practice activity for that list.  When you see percentage completion reports for each student (and the entire class), you are viewing the maximum percentage completion that they have attained in a Practice session. If you are grading students based on Vocabulary.com, we recommend that you use Practice session completion for general assignments or homework and the quiz score for tests and, well, quizzes.

Read more: Creating a Quiz

 

What is Add to Learning Program, and when should I use it?

When you click on "Add to Learning Program," we will work with you until you master every word on the list.

Remember, mastering words takes time, so learning a list (which is really mastering every word on that list) can take a long time.  For some long lists, it could take months.

If you need to learn multiple lists of words, over a longer period of time (say a whole semester), then go ahead and click "Add to Learning Program" on each list that you want to learn.

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