I won’t lie, I get paralyzed by the choice every time I hit the Play button. Normal or Listening? Text or MC?
There’s two reasons I find this so troubling.
The first is, while I’ve read a lot about cloze deletion, I don’t know anything at all about cloze listening, so I don’t know what the relative strengths and weaknesses are. Is there any research (or even just well-founded speculation) as to the merits and approaches for listening like this?
The second reason is: all 4 of these modes apply against my same word list. I’m worried that if I make the wrong choice, I’m “wasting” reps of that word. For example, I like MC when I want to blast through a bunch of words and just broaden my list, but I like Text because I feel it forces me to slow down and think harder. If a particular word comes up in MC only – just by coincidence over multiple days – then I’ll never get that special text time with it.
And so I’m paralyzed… Any thoughts on this matter?