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 completeness. 

 

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.

Have more questions? Contact Us