Story card
The story card is a box with information about a story as well as your own reading progress with regards to this story. The story cards are shown either in the default, expanded, form, in a collapsed form, or, on the dashboard, in a compact form.

1. Expanded form

First, let's have a look at all the different information and options shown on a story card in expanded form (figure 1).

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  • 1. A green bar on the left indicates that you have read this story at least once.
  • 2. The flag represents the language in which the story is written. If you want to read in a different language, you can change it with the language selectors.
  • 3. The cover image of the story.
  • 4. The language combination that you have selected at the top of the list. The first flag represents the language of the story, the second the language for the translations (your native language). If either of these languages is incorrect, you can change it with the language selectors at the top of the story list.
  • 5. The large green checkmark indicates that you have completely read this story.
  • 6. The title of the story.
  • 7. Below the title you can see the story type (book, short story, children's story, fairy tale, play, speech, report, biography,...) followed by the author and the year the story was published. To the right is a copyright icon. Click on this icon to see the under what kind of license this story was published as well as all attributions applicable (figure 2).
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  • There might also be an info icon right next to the copyright icon. Click on it to see extra information such as the series the story belongs to or an introduction to this story.
  • 8. The pie chart shows the proportion of the sentences which were answered with yes (green), maybe (yellow) or no (red) to the question 'Do you understand this sentence?'. The pie chart only refers to the last read-through. If you read the story more than once, it only shows the data for the most recent read-through. The data for the previous read-throughs can be seen in the reading history section (see below).
  • 9. In the top right corner of the story card you can see the number of the story in the current story list and the total number of stories. This number will depend on the selected language for the stories as well as on any filters that may have been applied.
  • 10. With the pin icon you can add or remove a story to the 'My stories' list.
  • 11. Click on the thumb icon to indicate that you recommend this story. This icon is only visible if you have read the story at least once.
  • 12. If you have read the story already and started reading it again, you will see a number indicating the number of times you have read the story to the right of the progress bar. If you click on the number you can see the history of your previous read-throughs (figure 3):
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  • 13. In bold you see the total number of sentences the story contains. If translations for these sentences are available you can see the number of translated sentences on the right.
  • 14. If all sentences in the story have been translated into the target language, you will see a green checkmark here. Make sure you have selected the correct target language. If not, you can change it with the language selectors.
  • 15. Right below the number of sentences you can see the number of unique words in the story and the total number of words.
  • 16. The difficulty score gives an indication of how difficult a story is. The score is calculated taking a multitude of factors into account, including of how common the words are, how long sentences are etc.
  • 17. The progress bar shows how many sentences you have read as a percentage of the total number of sentences.
  • 18. The number of people who have recommended the story. Note that you can only recommend a story once you've finished it.
  • 19. The number of people who have started reading the story.
  • 20. Click on the dark blue button to read the story. Depending on the status it will have a different label. It will show either 'Start reading', 'Continue reading' or 'Read again'.
  • 21. The review button is only visible once you're finished the story. From here you can go to the review page.

2 Collapsed form

When a story is completely read (and you haven't restarted the story), it will be shown in its collapsed form (figure 4), which doesn't show all the information but takes up less space. If you want to see the story card in full, expanded form, simply click on it.

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For an explanation of the different features, see the relevant number in the section above.

3 Compact form

On the dashboard, you can see the stories you've been reading in a compact form (figure 5), where only the most essential data is displayed.

figure 5
For an explanation of the different features, see the relevant number in the top section.