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How does karma work?
The system is simple: you receive karma (sort of like a credit) when you help others. If you're short on karma, you can do any of the following to earn more:
- 1 karma for each 👍 upvote on a question you post
- 1 karma for each 👍 upvote on an answer you post
if your answer is marked accepted
- 10 karma for reviewing an essay
- 10 karma if your essay review is rated 5 ⭐️
You can then use your karma to submit an essay for review or guarantee an expert answer on Q&A.
"Undergraduate" means that you're pursuing a Bachelor's degree (abbreviated as a BA or BS—in "arts" or sciences respectively). This is the degree most people are talking about when they talk about basic college degrees—it's a requirement to do a lot of jobs, and is the typical degree that people receive when they go to a 4-year college right out of high school.
"Graduate" means that you're pursuing an additional degree that builds off of your Bachelor's degree (which you need to get first). These are often either Master's degrees—which are usually for professional advancement—or PhDs—which are usually for people interested in further academic research. These take years (1-2 for most Master's, 5-6 for most PhDs) after you complete your undergraduate college to attain, and they're by no means necessary for most people. A lot of people's jobs will actually pay them to get a Master's degree as a kind of additional training, and people with MAs (Master of Arts) or MSes (Master of Science) can earn a lot more money than people with just BAs/BSes.
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