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What do you do with your old notes?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mellsworth21, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. mellsworth21

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    Just wondering cause I've came to the point where either I need to seriously do some organizing or throw them out.
     
  2. LifetimeDoc

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    I NEVER look at my notes EVER again, unless for nostalgic purposes. Throw them away, or dump them in a recycling bin. If you ever need to relearn something, pickup a review book.
     
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    Sell them
     
  4. chad5871

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    I always throw them away. I used to keep them, but then I realized I never looked at them again...
     
  5. mellsworth21

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    Yea, I think I will throw them away. I thought about selling them on Ebay, than I realized there pretty crappy.
     
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    Yeah I tried going year to year carrying my notes with me but unfortunately, they just take up too much space. And frankly, I never look at them again. So I'm going to carry them in chunks to work and throw them in the recycling bin.
     
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    I'm keeping them, especially the physics ones. I go back and look at those occasionally. I only have 10-ish notebooks' worth of notes, so it's no a hassle to keep them around.
     
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    For the love of God, get rid of them!
     
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    ditto
     
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    i usually shred mine so no one else can use em
     
  13. Carlin

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    I keep my chem ones, since I'm a chem major. But anything that I don't think I'll need for reference, I recycle.
     
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    If it's something I'll need to review for the mcat, I keep them in a notebook on my bookshelf. If I don't, they go in the garbage.
     
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    that's something a group of my friends and I have been doing since soph year in high school. a lot of them are in community college now, but we still meet up at the end of the qtr to burn all our stuff. it's a great feeling =)
     
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    Didn't really take traditional notes once I got into college since all Lectures are power points/PDF files, so I just archive them on my computer even though I know I won't look back at them.
     
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    i'm such a pack rat. but such memories!

    but my room back home is starting to really stack up with just notebooks and papers of notes. i guess it's about time.... next summer i'll get rid of some :eyebrow:
     
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    I keep text books, throw out notes. My handwriting keeps evolving and I can't read most of my notes from a few years back. It's weird.
     
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    Ahh the true signs of a doctor. :D
     
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    My hadwriting sucks fish!!! so I keep textbooks and give notes to underclassman sort of like passing the torch (if they could read them) but thats what I do unless its a lab book I have loads of those to refer back too.
     
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    I can never throw my notes away immediately after a class has ended because I feel like I put such effort into making them that they must be worth more than just trash now. Of course, when I find them again 6mo - 1 yr later I usually flip through them for nostalgic purposes then dump them. Kind of a delayed recycling thing.
     
  22. DoctorDreamer

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    Well, I teach and tutor a lot, so I keep everything relative to my major fields of study, but I throw out the random class stuff from those I was made to take.

    With the ones I keep, I gather all class materials together really nicely (normally typed), and I have a cover sheet made, and I get them bound for like $0.30.
     

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