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IXL Will Not Help You

Sagar Bhatt

on 21 February 2015

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Transcript of WHY IXL SUCKS

Why I Would Not Recommend IXL
About Me
Hi. I'm Sagar, and I used IXL some time ago. IXL might've improved over the past few months, and I don't know what it's like now. So technically, this information's outdated.

So I think you should: check IXL for yourself and don't depend on this information entirely.
Reason #1 - Points Decreasing Too Quickly
It's a long way to get to 100 in IXL. If you're careful enough, you'll get everything right, and the problems will be a breeze.

But chances are that you're not careful enough. Four or five wrong problems, and you're back to 78 from 99. This causes frustration, and the frustration causes hate for math. And when you hate math, you can't really expect to ace tests.
Reason #2 - It's Time Consuming
The time spent on IXL would've been worth it if you'd learned more than one skill.

But because of the fact that IXL cuts points way too quickly, you can spent an entire day on just one skill. And while that may make you proficient in that one skill, what about the remaining 200 (or so) skills?
Reason #3 - It Doesn't Improve You Much
In fact, it's more than likely you'll lower your score on maths by using IXL. Because: what if you end up spending 4 hours and get a 100 in just one skill? Honestly, if IXL had had better rules, I could've scored a 100 every 10-20 minutes. So if I spent 4 hours on one skill, I could've basically done like 24 skills in that time if it hadn't been for IXL's rules.
Reason #4 - It's Expensive
And as a past customer I don't think it's worth it.
I'm not saying IXL has never taught me anything. It sure has helped me a lot. And that 4-hours-per-skill was an exaggeration. But you get my point. It's not worth it. I think it's much better to use something free like Khan Academy or Braingenie. Personally, if you're lucky enough to have a textbook, I'd suggest using the textbook. The textbook's more than enough.
I hope you liked it.
Updated: Feb. 20, 2015
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