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