I am not qualified to tell you what might "get you in" but I can certainly throw some pointers from my end.
I would recommend hanging out in the somebody help section. I understand you said you don't have a lot of answers for others here but when I come over here and see nobody has got an answer and I am unsure of the answer, I head over to wiki and I search and search to try to find an answer. I look all throughout WI
to find an answer, then when I come back I not only have a good answer for them but I also have a link for them to click on to get the info.
I would also recommend posting some more in Gen Discussion. This is a great place to hang out in. That is actually my favorite section lol. Maybe check out the recipe section for both food and clothing, contribute what your ideas are there. If you don't have enough KC to try the recipe out, let them know you don't have much money but here is what you think, and if you do, try out a few, who knows you might solve one and contribute great ideas.
Make sure all your posts are informative, encouraging or positive. Fluff posts aren't just posts that are "off topic" or short which when I first came here that's what I thought fluff posts were, but fluff posts could be just posting to a thread .. just to post, with no meaning or thought behind it.
Remember your application being denied isn't a bad thing, this is good! This means you have more time to educate yourself on WI
and WW. You have time to get yourself perfected on the GE. Good things come to those who wait, and your going to be great when you become Gifted!