While you are in college you take more notes than you thought humanly possible. You have to write papers and outlines and make sure that you document everything in between. Most people want to keep their college notes in case they ever need them in the future. You are more than welcome to store them if you would like, and we do recommend keeping them for a little while after you graduate, but after a while, you do not need to keep them around. Here are some options to help you decide on what to do with them.
What You Can Do With Your Old College Notes
There will be some important points that you want to keep, and with those the best way to keep them is to scan them onto your computer. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology makes your handwritten or typed notes searchable. This means you can instantly find that elusive equation or historical fact without sifting through piles of paper. That way if you ever need to look into something it will be easy to access as opposed to having to go through boxes of paperwork to hopefully find what you are looking for.
Keep Them Organized
If you do decide to keep all of your notes, there is nothing wrong with that! You just want to make sure that you organize your documents in a way that will make them useful in the future. If you just have all of your paperwork shoved together in a box in storage, it won’t be very beneficial to you if you ever do decide to look something up.
Label each set of notes with specific details, such as the course name, semester, and year. Consider using color-coded labels or tabs for quick visual identification. If you’re not ready to part with your physical notes entirely, consider long-term storage options. Storage facilities are dry, cool, and away from direct sunlight to preserve the quality of the paper.
Take the opportunity to declutter. If there are materials that are no longer relevant or are duplicated, consider shredding them. This will make your collection more manageable and focused. If you decide that you don’t want to keep everything, that is alright as well. Additionally, you might want to shred your documents just in case you have personal information that you don’t want anybody to find.
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