should I just throw out my university course notes?
March 21, 2007 5:58 PM Subscribe
should I just throw out my university course notes? (more details below)
posted by esolo to education (41 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I am a psychology graduate student in my first year of master's degree. My partner and I recently moved in together into a very small 1-bedroom apartment. The physical space is definitely an issue. Right now I have probably 25-30 3-hole binders full of course notes from my undergraduate degree (and some from high school).
My question is whether I should just take it all and throw it out or keep holding on to it? There is always a chance that I may need some of this one day, but I'm starting to wonder whether all the multiple square feet that this stuff will occupy for years is actually worth it.
I know there were previous questions on how to organize all this information, but it's already pretty organized. I'm just wondering whether I should dump it all? I'm thriving for more or less clutter-free life (e.g. regularly drop off used clothing at value village; listed most of my textbooks for sale on Amazon).
I wonder if this is different, because this is "knowledge". I think I'm attached to these papers because of how much time and money it took to accumulate them all. Realistically, though, I think it would be faster for me to just look up a concept in Google, rather than search for it in my course notes.
(Most of these course notes are in psychology area, but some are also math, history, women's studies, philosophy, ethics, etc.).
What do you think? If you are in a similar situation, please share your experience? Thank you!