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Karma

Karma measures how much you've made Socratic a better place to learn.
You earn karma for answering questions, getting hearts on your answers, and other actions that improve the site.

The best way to earn the most karma is by writing and editing great answers — these help students the most and get the most likes.

  • Creating an account and completing your bio
    + 100
  • Write an answer
    + 50
  • Improve an answer
    + 20
  • Student likes an answer you contributed to
    + (100 * your contribution %)
Badges

Badges celebrate achievements in making Socratic a better place to learn.

Achievement Badges

Achievement badges reflect that you have done something worth celebrating. When you do something special on Socratic, you'll unlock an achievement badge for it.

  • High Five
  • New Challenger
  • Grade Saver
  • School Hero
  • Legendary
  • Teaching the World
  • Tinkerer
  • Collaborator
  • Great Answer
  • Trophy Case
  • Inquisitive Mind
  • Bold Learner
  • Supporter
  • Advocate
  • Champion
  • Hot Streak
  • On Fire
  • Friendly Face
Subject Badges

Subject badges increase in levels as you earn more karma, and are an easy way to tell how much someone has contributed to making a subject great!

When you cross certain amounts of karma in a subject, a badge will appear on your profile.

  • Algebra
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • English Grammar
  • Environmental Science
  • Geometry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Prealgebra
  • Precalculus
  • Psychology
  • Socratic Meta
  • Statistics
  • Trigonometry
  • U.S. History
  • World History
Levels

Badges celebrate achievement within a subject. When you cross certain amounts of karma in a subject, a badge will appear on your profile. The greater the contribution, the higher the level on the badge.

  • Level 1 in a subject
    1
  • Level 2 in a subject
    120
  • Level 3 in a subject
    320
  • Level 4 in a subject
    640
  • Level 5 in a subject
    1120
  • Level 6 in a subject
    1780
  • Level 7 in a subject
    2600
  • Level 8 in a subject
    3640
  • Level 9 in a subject
    4860
  • Level 10 in a subject
    6000
  • ...