What are Review Sets?

Review Sets are subsets of material from the platform that can studied at any time, outside of your core studies. They allow you to take another look at kanji, grammar, vocabulary, dialogues, and lessons whenever you wish, and don't affect your core study progression. You can use review sets to do things like taking another look at material you're having a hard time with, or perhaps studying for that upcoming JLPT you're aiming at.

This function allows you to build a group of ‘studyables’ from any content in NativShark. Review Sets are broken into Units which can contain lessons, dialogues, and flashcards, so they are built exactly the same way as core content. A review set can hold an unlimited number of units. A unit can be comprised of up to 4 'materials' which are either lessons or dialogues, and up to 15 flashcards (any mix of lesson sentences, grammar, vocabulary or kanji). While Custom flashcards can be included in your personal review sets and shared with others, these cards will not be copied should others decide to make a copy of your review set.

All Review Sets begin in a Draft state when created. There are two ways to create a review set:

1) You can create a new review set directly from the main Review Sets page.

2) Materials and flashcards will now all have a backpack icon that you can use to add it to a review set. You’ll see this icon during your daily reviews, at the top of each lesson, next to every sentence in a lesson, at the bottom of dialogues, and next to every sentence in a dialogue. It will also show up in your list of flashcards when going through your decks in the Library.

By default, anything added through the latter option will be placed into the first unit it can fit into.Let's take a review set with these three units for example.Unit 1: 4 materials, 15 flashcards (full)Unit 2: 4 materials, 12 flashcards (materials full, flashcards not full)Unit 3: 3 materials, 0 flashcards (neither full)

If you were to add a flashcard without selecting a specific unit, it would be placed into Unit 2 as there is room for flashcards to be added there. This will continue until Unit 2's flashcards are full. Should you try to add a dialogue though, it will be added to Unit 3 as the first two units are already full on materials.

You can then study a published review set at any time. Sets can also be shared with others.

For more comprehensive information, you can check out the update blog here.