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Great learning platform, limited variety of learning methods
I personally am more fond of listening to lectures than reading a lesson on my own, and because of this I sometimes can find myself mindlessly grazing over a lesson without truly learning it (yeah yeah, I’m in a minority I get it)... But unfortunately, for the week or so I’ve had the app I haven’t found a lesson which has an auditory option or something that fashion. I fully understand how insignificant this problem may seem, but with a $100 annual payment I would expect my money to be going to a learning platform which can cater to my specific learning style, perhaps with a 10 minute in-depth explanation on a topic or even a whole lesson if I my attention is divided (for example if I wanted to listen to a lesson on my way to work). Other than this minor problem I’ve experienced with the app, I have enjoyed the engaging lessons and in-depth explanations. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone, especially if the visual examples and written lessons are the way you personally prefer to learn. Although for those of us who prefer an auditory method of learning it can be difficult to fully take in the information in an easily digestible way. 4/5, needs more lessons in my opinion (more are coming so it’s not a terrible problem) and a way to keep learners of all styles engaged in every lesson. Great app :)
Fallacies Discovered in First Two Minutes
App claimed the International Space Station (ISS) is ‘weightless.’ This is a slightly erroneous term but usually a forgivable mistake, if uttered by a layperson. However, as this is an educational app, I believe it should be held to higher standards and user proper rhetoric. Honestly, I am greatly disappointed because I was excited to learn some new trivia! It is a great injustice that this app is propagating slightly skewed information. I would find it a better exercise to fully explain the idea rather than hastily throw out a common misnomer, which even further normalizes this incorrect sentiment. Knowing that people who are not already well-verses in physics would probably not recognize this mistake makes it an even more egregious error! I am fed up with the educational system opting out of truly explaining difficult subjects. There is this trend of substituting them with slightly incorrect, water-downed, and much easier to explain versions of the true problem statement. The responsibility should lie within the institution to face this challenges comprehensively, so that we can build a model for the general public that cohesively explains such difficult subject matter.
Good, but not upfront
I really enjoyed the mini quizzes, though I didn’t understand some of the material I still gained a lot of information in some of the explanations. My *only* complaints are: try not to be so vague on some founding principles if at the beginning of the course if it says “Not to worry! You’ll learn about it in chapter so and so...’’ but then don’t explain the fundamentals if the course is for absolutely beginners? 🙄🙄🙄 Secondly, let us know we have to pay for the course before hand! Please let that be included at least in the introductory section, gave an option to buy the full package. Really took me by surprise, I’m sure others as well. Otherwise I really enjoy the app. I’m going to buy it only because I have no doubt it would greatly improve my understanding and comprehension of material. Thank you all for developing and writing the content of this app.
Definetly worth getting
I would definitely recommend this app (great job on the appearance of the app by the way. I like how simple it is.), because I love this style of learning. I have been using it for a few weeks now to understand Algebra concepts better, and it’s been working pretty well. I love how fun and interactive the quizzes are, and I love how you can just jump around and look at a whole load of different subjects without having to level up or something too. Now, I have given this review 4 stars though, because I find some of the explanations too complicated or lacking in clarity. Overall though, it’s a great learning tool, but for some of the subjects I feel it’s better to learn it the old fashioned way and then use Brilliant to really clarify your understanding and anchor down your skills once and for all!!!
Rushed to market
Many of the explanations for their problems are incomplete, and are clearly rushed through (and checked over) by people who already have a thorough understanding of the subject. This leaves the hopeful learner often stuck- wondering how to get from a->b. It’s discouraging, because the app is a great idea overall and it does eventually work. With the help of intense googling the explanations make sense in the end. However, because of this- it’s just not a finished product yet. It shouldn’t be on the market, at least for paying customers, when so much must be supplemented elsewhere due to a lack of due diligence on the part of the devs. The devs should focus more on testing their product to make sure it’s able to teach people and less on advertising all over the universe. Good products sell themselves. This is not yet a good product and they clearly lean into over advertising to compensate.
Math and physical and computer science
That should be the real tag line, "Math and physical and computer science only" because apparently the developer either knew nothing about biological and chemical science or they didn't have any friends to help them with this part of the app. There is no mention of chemistry, organic chemistry (which I argue is harder than many of the courses in there now), molecular biology, or any of the myriad of advanced or beginner subject that may fall under those broad headings. I downloaded the app hoping to use it for some study help worth some masters courses in molecular biology but, nope...computational biology is as close as it gets and that is really just a programmer course for people that can speak Python or some other language. If they can get some of these subjects added I will definitely be back, I like the look and feel of the app. So, good luck and let's hop to boys, let's get those subjects added and the future biochemist learning!!
Bravo to brilliant’s self-serving UX and bad customer support
Update: I received the refund. Thanks! I wish the process would be much easier. Modifying the rating from one to three. Original: I signed up for a monthly subscription since there is only a few courses I’m interested in. After I finished the course, I set a schedule to cancel the subscription before it renewed. I thought I canceled it because it asked me why I canceled and I selected my reason. I thought that’s it. To my surprise, they charged again. I went in and realized that the subscription is not cancelled because they hide the cancellation button at the very bottom of the page after you selected the reason so I didn’t successfully cancel it Lol. Well, I get it — you want to retain your user. But if a user does not want to use your product anymore, what’s the point of making the cancelation process so difficult. It felt like I was tricked. And customer support refused to refund due to internal policy even though I wasn’t using it at all - check your statistics please. So for those of you who only find a few courses interesting, make sure when you cancel, scroll to the bottom of every single page. Otherwise, they will say it’s users fault.
Can't get enough
I absolutely love this app. It reignited my passion for math and the world of numbers. It teaches in a wonderful fashion that lets you figure it out at your own speed and learn nonchalantly, as some learning should be. It integrates math and science into my daily routine of social media and texting, hopefully one day replacing the latter two completely! Unfortunately I am heartbroken by the price. I would pay it in a millisecond but I simply am a self sufficient student and I don't have extra funds. Despite this, I would recommend this app to anyone with a burning curiosity pertaining to the wonders of the universe and its intricacies :)
Great resource - Room for improvement
These courses are very helpful. That said, the usefulness of the app (and even its fuller-featured web version) would be greatly improved with a few added features. In particular, I often find myself wishing I had the ability to “bookmark” difficult problems in a quiz so that I could easily track which concepts I need to work on and return to them at a later date to do so. This could go hand-in-hand with an improved dashboard page that gave a more granular view of my progress through the various courses. (As is, it just displays a progress bar for each category, with no further breakdown.) Beyond that, I’ve been quite happy with the app.
Nice app, yet lean on learning
I subscribed to this service to refresh my memory on some fundamental concepts while also exposing myself to new areas of knowledge. Needless to say, this app is well-designed and flashy. The illustrations and user-interface are intuitive and engaging. However, this app lacks a lot with regards to pedagogy. While the brief lessons allow for quick consumption on-the-go, I think the superficiality of the explanations, examples, and exercises leads to shallow learning. If there were a practice/review tool that utilized a spaced-repetition learning model, I might feel more satisfied with my learning progress. In short, don’t expect the same learning outcomes from this app as you would from a more intensive course.
Well done, not worth the money for me
I really liked the lessons that I did. Sometimes with things like this it is difficult to strike a balance between childishly easy and face desk hard. However this kept me engaged and I was able to learn to think through the problems for myself. However to me it is not worth paying $120 a year, especially as this is just a thing I do in a five minute break. I would rather do Khan Academy for five minutes and that’s also free. I would definitely use this app if there was a full version driven by ad revenue that didn’t require payment. Ads are annoying to most people but I don’t mind if the product provides value to my life.
Could be great if you don’t mind registering
I was happy to download the app but was unable to use it due to having to register with Facebook, google or your email. I personally don’t like having to register in the manner that is requested but after speaking with the developers, they explained that this registration is necessary in order to protect against piracy issues. I understand where they are coming from and if you don’t mind registering, then perhaps this app can be an excellent study resource. I gave it a 4 star review only because I did not get to use it and I do not want to register, however I am sure the app itself is great and might be worth the 5 stars. Good luck!
Deceptive Trial Cancellation
Incredibly deceptive trial cancellation practice. Customer service communication sends you in loops and the app conveniently malfunctioned not allowing me to cancel my trial until AFTER the deadline. Once available, the cancellation process requires a ridiculous number of “Are you SURE you want to cancel” questions and other processes meant to trick you into continuing your cancellation request. Customer service emails are not responded to in a timely manner and require several emails to convey information like “go here and fill out this request” - which at best illustrates incompetence and at worst deceptive business practices. All of the above renders the app useless - if you cannot stand behind your product on substance alone and must resort to such practices to gain subscriptions, then even you clearly don’t believe in your product.
Puzzles, Learning, & Fun
These puzzles are amazing! The app starts you off with small, simple exercises and puzzles. But not so diminutive that they’re boring. Then, you progress to more exciting and intricate puzzles; all the while learning, and immediately exercising what you just learned. And the most awesome part, if you don’t understand why something is the way it is, there’s a down to earth explanation - complete with descriptions, pictures, and gifs. You can’t help but learn, and the fun makes you never want to stop learning. If you are a lifelong learner, you will love this app!!!
Amazing App (For those with time and interest)
This app has amazing courses, some of the courses have a better explanation than others. For example, the logic course is amazing and very useful, in the other hand calculus done right needs a little improvement because the way they explain some key concepts are rushed and fussy. However, you will enjoy it and learn from it. I would recommend it to those who are into math, science and want to improve their knowledge on the matters. Don’t buy if you don’t have time, I bought the year subscription but I’ve only used it for the time gaps that I have between college terms, so consider time!
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