Daily badges, Milestones, and Days Studied
To keep motivation high, the NativShark system incorporates badges, milestones, and a Days Studied counter that you can earn by faithfully completing your study goals.
Days Studied badges
Whenever you do your studies on NativShark, your Days Studied will update. They only require a minimum of 5 flashcards to do, or completing your reviews. Whichever is smaller.
If you have no flashcards, starting a new Unit will also update your Days Studied.
Sometimes your Progression Badge for a particular unit will mark a significant achievement in your progress through a Phase. You can see these special Progression Badges under My Path in your My Journey page.
A special Progression Badge
Progression Badges add up to form Milestone Badges, which occur after completing certain blocks of units within a Phase.
A Milestone Badge
These provide us with both short- and long-term goals to strive toward each day, week, and month.
Days Studied Badges
Every day you log into NativShark and complete all your reviews, it will count as a day towards your days studied.
You can get different Days Studied badges for more days studied.
Everyone starts with an unlit match:
After studying for a day, your match will be lit.
Study for 3 days, and you'll move that flame over to a candle.
Studying for a whole 7 days buys you an oil lamp to replace your candle.
28 days of study means you're ready to carry this torch to your next goodie.
Get your Days Studied up to 60 days, and you're ready to start your kindling fire.
After 166 days, or the amount of time it takes a student who does one Unit a day to complete Phase One, and you'll notice your kindling fire is now a comfy campfire.
A full 365 days of study turns your campfire into a bonfire. Very cozy. Very toasty.
At day 550, or a year and a half, your toasty bonfire turns into a toasty volcano.
Half a year later, you're relaxing on your volcano when you see a comet in the sky. That is the comet that you earned for reaching 730 days, or two full years. That’s no small feat. You should be proud of yourself.
Another year later, your comet reaches the sun and melts into it. You've studied for a total of 1,095 days, or 3 years. Feel free to stare at the sun on your screen. Can't recommend doing so with the real-life version, even with sunglasses. :shark_cool:
1,460 days in, four years, your sun turns into a supernova. You kept up your studies for so long that you out-studied the lifespan of your sun. Impressive.
Don't worry about the logistics of the sun becoming a supernova. :shark_laugh:
2,920 days, or eight years, your supernova moves onto the next phase of its life and turns into a black hole. We knew you really absorbed information, but enough to spawn a black hole? With dedication of this level, there's nothing you can't do.
This is a great goal for the second language you learn on NativShark :shark_pikapika: