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Using New Mentor format

  • #1

    I'm sorry but I'm having a little trouble using the "new" Mentor format. Is there a brief tutorial for best way to work it? Maybe even a definition of what are objectives, what is difference between "lessons" and "drills", etc. Also, really don't understand purpose of "study plan" contained in (some of?) the Lessons.

    I suppose hunt and peck will work but I sure liked the structure of the "old" Chess Mentor.

    Again, any tutorials or structure definitions/objectives?

    Thanks.

  • #2
    JFK-Ramsey wrote:

    I'm sorry but I'm having a little trouble using the "new" Mentor format. Is there a brief tutorial for best way to work it? Maybe even a definition of what are objectives, what is difference between "lessons" and "drills", etc. Also, really don't understand purpose of "study plan" contained in (some of?) the Lessons.

    I suppose hunt and peck will work but I sure liked the structure of the "old" Chess Mentor.

    Again, any tutorials or structure definitions/objectives?

    Thanks.

    As mentioned above, I couldn't make sense of the study plan circles under "lessons" so I went back to v2, clicked on Study Plans" and then switched to v3. I found a wonderful list of study plans called Study Plan Directory but I can't figure out how to get to it directly while in v3 (other than marking it a "favorite".

    Really, what am I missing here. I could hunt and peck forever and probably miss many of v3's features.

    Also, I don't know why no one has responded to my last three new topics. Are the topics that boring?

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  • #5

    I have a diamond membership and I know this doesn't make me special but I do think someone from staff should really answer my posts re the new chess mentor. They are under the Chess Mentor forum under the topic "using new mentor format".

    I also noticed several other posts with similar questions and no replies.

    Maybe I need to send in a help request? They always suggest trying Forums. Will, I have with no luck.

  • #6
    JFK-Ramsey wrote:

    I have a diamond membership and I know this doesn't make me special but I do think someone from staff should really answer my posts re the new chess mentor. They are under the Chess Mentor forum under the topic "using new mentor format".

    I also noticed several other posts with similar questions and no replies.

    Maybe I need to send in a help request? They always suggest trying Forums. Will, I have with no luck.

    I did find a list of courses but I had to go to FAQ's to find it.

  • #7

    Help & Support forums will likely generate more reads by staff, though I think most of the work is done by tickets. You will see staff input in other forums too, just not quite as often.

     

    Mentor has changed quite a bit from v2. I just found out today that the Study Plans were directly integrated into it too.

     

     

     

  • #8
    Martin_Stahl wrote:

    Help & Support forums will likely generate more reads by staff, though I think most of the work is done by tickets. You will see staff input in other forums too, just not quite as often.

     

    Mentor has changed quite a bit from v2. I just found out today that the Study Plans were directly integrated into it too.

     

     

     

    Where are Study Plans? Are they the circles (that aren't much help).

    There used to be a great tutorial for Mentor but can't find that either.

    Thanks.

    Also, I'll try to enter all this under H&S Forum.

  • #9

    Yeah, each one of the plans is under the appropriate circle. 

     

    As for a tutorial, I'm not sure. 

  • #10

    I'm trying this thread again. I know I'm not getting the most out of "Lessons" and I am wondering if there is an explanation of how to proceed through it. In v2's Chess Mentor, I knew how to work through the lessons but keep getting hung up with beginner's stuff under v3.

    Anyone?

  • #11

    Lessons needs some additional tweaking to make it more useful. I used the adaptive method on the old version but that doesn't appear to be implemented at this point.

  • #12

    Thanks Martin.

    IMO, Chess Mentor used to be one of the major features of Chess.com and helped separate Chess.com from the other chess sites. It seems a shame they have let this go for so long. With some tweaking and possibly a tutorial (as in v2), it could again be one of Chess.com's major features and selling points.

    Any idea if it is being looked at?

  • #13

    No idea what the roadmap looks like for Lessons. I would imagine that they plan on getting it up to feature parity with v2 but that is just a guess.

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