marylio

Maryli O.

Disappointment

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Total Points
198

About Me

Hello! I am a middle school student.

How I Can Help

I review crappy programs forced on students.

Interests

Webtoons, Anime, and Drawing!

2 Reviews by Maryli

2/18/21

This website is wonderful, it's bright colors are very attracting and pretty, and it's software is incredible. It's a really good for reviewing subjects, but my problem is when someone gets a streak, they get more points. Even though they could've got the question in the same amount of time. Don't recommend if you get upset over losing, or are very competitive.

Tip for consumers:
It's fun, try it.

Products used:
The game

2/16/21

This program is disappointing. As everyone else said; the stories are boring, it doesn't get your reading rate right, and it doesn't help in general. Update: I am currently now on Level L. While finishing a assignment for level J, I've noticed there is a way to go back to the story, if you closed the tab (not rereads.) I'm not sure it lets you do it when you are on answering questions, but anyways, when I clicked on "return to the segment" it brought me back to the beginning of the story. Now it says I took 48 minutes to complete the assignment. Amazing.

I've noticed after a bit they change the titles of the stories. Which is not that bad, yet a bit troubling. Is there really a need to do this? What makes it worse is they never warn you when they change the name of the selections. They really never tell you when they change anything.
That leads me to my next point.
Just today, I noticed they added some "new stories." I wasn't thrilled one bit, but what really caught my eye was they weren't new. Reading Plus just decided, let's take away a story for a little bit and put it back when most people have finished that level. They even changed the titles. "Know Your Money" is now, Cashing Into the U.S. economy, and "Living Thoreau is now A Walden Inspired Experiment."

Another problem I noticed is, at some point, they take away your rereads without warning. It happens at the last final combo. I understand why this is done, but it is alarming to read a story that your barely interested in and find out you can't even go back into the text. Especially, when this is a graded assignment, and you can't do anything to fix your score, except "do more reading plus."

My school has this outrageous system where you must do Reading Plus for a grade, that grade is not participation points, but the scores you get after finishing the reading part. If your average for the week is 70 percent, that is your grade. Let's say you have to wrap up reading plus because it's either your bedtime, the class is over, or your teacher says so. If you don't finish the questions or reading the story, you have to do it again the next morning. Reading Plus automatically makes you read the story or finish the questions. You might have some remembrance of the text, but not enough to get a perfect grade. Your grade for the week on RP is not your desired one, and you feel bad about yourself.
I feel no need to do this. It only makes me tired and bored and probably lowered my IQ by 20 points. Students shouldn't be forced to do something useless.

Tip for consumers:
Do not bother.

Products used:
The program.

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