Organize Your End of the Semester Files
If you are anything like me then your “Downloads” folder looks unorganized like mine. There are maybe hundreds of notes and documents from as early as silly week to late in the semester. When I first started pilling up documents from my classes, I never realized how much space it could take on my hard drive and how unorganized my desktop would get. But, I took a few hours out of my day to organize those files and put them where I can locate them for future use, which has great benefits. Here’s how you can cleanup all that clutter:
1.) Copy & paste all of your documents from the current semester into a file or somewhere to separate them from files unrelated to school. This will help isolate all your valuable content.
2.) After you have the files in a separate folder, make a folder for each course. Then go through them one-by-on and drag them onto the individual folders. There are things you may not want to keep but I usually keep all of the PowerPoint presentations and notes for future use. Hey, you never know.
3.) Create a folder for each semester. For example, “Fall ’16”, “Spring ’16”, “Fall ’17, etc. Then, separate them into individual courses such as “Math100”, “Management401”, “Biology101”, etc. You get the idea. Then, transfer files accordingly.
You may be asking yourself: “Why would I want to keep material from old courses?” Once you start getting into technical classes with material that you will use in projects and professional scenarios these notes will come in handy. I cannot begin to tell you how many times I have been grateful for doing this. There you have it. All of your important files are organized and ready to use. How do you organize your notes?