Top 1000 Mode Needs sprucing up
Give more encouragement to try this feature. If the point of Top 1000 Words mode is to train or challenge users, it should not force them to grind through trivial content, and it should offer badges. Or, it can be one badge that changes and gets better as they get through the content. Any test scores they've submitted can be used to insert them at an appropriate difficulty level.
Here are some basic ideas.
First of all, for beginning users, there should be some badges for initial successes. This will keep them engaged.
For typists that can score 80-140+ on the Normal Test, they shouldn't have to do the beginning exercises. They should be qualified to start on TOp 250 words and put on a faster track, and they should get cool badges. There should be an automatic "boss-kill" of the Top 200 words lesson, with 3, 4 or 5 stars.
If a user can already score 140+ on the Advanced Typing test, there is almost no need for softcore mode. They should get all softcore badges automatically and inserted in Hardcore Top 1000 Words Modules.
TLDR: More Top 1000 Words Mode badges, and insert users at the correct difficulty level for Top 1000 Mode.