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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.
So everything is evaluated in context so if your school has no clubs you will not be docked for no school clubs. But ECs that are impressive are
- community based ones like a religious youth group or a environmental club
- a job
- online ECs such as blog/podcast/YT channel etc
-Major based ECs
Hope this helps and please comment if you need clarification as I’d be happy to help clarify!
I read in the previous answer that you were interested in Computer Science. You can start a Computer Science club at your school or if your school already has one, try to be president. Compete in science fair competitions like the Google Science Fair (an example project could be like making a web app that uses deep learning to detect dyslexia among children - winning project last year). Start a non-profit to teach coding skills to underserved communities. Participate in hackathons. Get an internship at a tech company. Start a business making sites for local businesses. Obviously, some of these require more resources than others, but try to do whatever you can to demonstrate your interest in CS.