What do you do with your old college notes?

Title says it - when you guys finish classes or even graduate from college, what do you do with your old notes from all your random classes, like English or even History? Throw them away? Burn them? Save them?

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Feb 10, 2019

If you're a total moron like me, you lug them with you every time you move.

Don't be like me. You'll never use them. Shred them. Put 'em on a bonfire to have them go out in a literal blaze of glory. Just don't pay to move them across the country.

...twice.

Feb 10, 2019

What makes you hold onto them if you know you're never gonna use them?

Feb 10, 2019

Same reason anyone holds onto old junk - I go to clean it out and I'm hit by a wave of nostalgia that brings back fond memories. I fear that losing the items will eliminate the memories, so I don't part with the items.

It's a dumb feedback loop. Marie Kondo knows better, listen to her.

Feb 10, 2019

I kept the notes, papers, and tests from classes I was really interested in or thought might be useful in the future. These materials have been used for two different interviews. One where I needed to submit a writing sample and the other where I needed to review advanced stats.

Also, unless you are a savant, you are going forget a significant percentage of even interesting materials unless you use those concepts on a daily basis. Why throw away a part of your expensive education?

Feb 10, 2019

What did you do with all the things you weren't interested in?

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Feb 10, 2019

Except for one class that was formative to me, and actually has some useful principles in the real world (and it's stored online anyway), I trashed everything

Unless you have a strong sense that it'll benefit you in future, toss it. If it's in your computer, you may as well keep it though unless you have some mental aversion to it

Feb 10, 2019
Sunshine Funshine:

What did you do with all the things you weren't interested in?

They are probably on my computer, but I didn't necessarily put any effort into organizing them more than I when I took the associated classes. I thought most of my courses were interesting, so there are only a few whose materials I didn't care about.

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Feb 10, 2019

Two thoughts:

1) I saved them. It came in very handy when I went back to get my MBA. At my school, we could waive certain classes if we showed evidence we had taken a similar class in undergrad. I waived 10 classes since I did my undergrad in business too.

2) Put them in PDF format. This is great if you want to save them without the hassle of lugging around physical papers. Just take a small stack with you to the office each day and use the copy machine to send it to your email.

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Feb 11, 2019
23mich:

2) Put them in PDF format. This is great if you want to save them without the hassle of lugging around physical papers. Just take a small stack with you to the office each day and use the copy machine to send it your email.

this is quite brilliant actually., however still i don't really see the point of having them.
If i need something i'm 100x likelier to google it than to dig for it thru old notes

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Feb 11, 2019

Throw them away

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Feb 11, 2019

Send them to Zimbabwe to build houses

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