John C. Kirk (johnckirk) wrote,
John C. Kirk

Academic notes

When I did my GCSEs at school, there was a trend for people to build small bonfires out of their notes after the exams were over. The staff put up notices saying that this was forbidden, and I can understand why it would be a bit frustrating if you spend lots of time/effort trying to teach people things and then they say "Goodbye, useless knowledge!" So, I've hung on to my notes, particularly all the A4 folders from my undergrad/postgrad courses, and my Physics A level. The problem is that they take up a lot of space (and they're too deep to fit onto most bookshelves), and realistically I'm not likely to refer to them any time soon. I spoke to someone recently who said that he was going to scan all his notes in, then chuck away the files; that seems like a sensible compromise, although it may just be a waste of time. (Also, I don't currently have a scanner.)

So, I'm curious: what do the rest of you do?
Tags: decluttering

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