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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.
You definitely can write essays without having a personal struggle. I mean, look at this one: https://www.businessinsider.com/high-school-senior-who-got-into-5-ivy-league-schools-shares-her-admissions-essay-2016-4, which was about someone's love of Costco. In all honesty, any part of your life can be used to make an impactful college essay, it's not the event that matters, it is what you took away from it that helps. I have a classmate who wrote about the "poetry of memes " and what memes mean to them last year and got into several top colleges (Wesleyan, Brown, Cal).
So yeah, it's what you take away, NOT the experience, that counts.