While everyone may have their own method of organizing file on a computer, there are some practices that can help keep things organized.
The first suggestion is to make a folder for each semester. This keeps files from each semester collected into a single folder. This way everything from a single semester is neatly organized. Additionally, this mirrors the suggestion in the previous episode about organizing paperwork by having a single expandable file for each semester.
Inside each semester folder, there should be a folder for each class. These should be named something like ENGL 101, GES 101, or CHEM 201. It should be obvious what folder is for each class. Inside of the semester folder, files such as a semester schedule or any file that is not part of any class can be kept.
Inside of each class an additional layer of organization can be applied, but it really depends on the class. Depending on how organized you feel you should be you could create folders for Homework, DyKnow, Projects, or anything else that may be specific to the class. This is really dependent on the class. If the class only has a few files it might not be worth making sub-folders, but if the class has more files, using sub-folders will keep things more organized.
The important thing to take away is using a folder for each semester and a sub-folder for each class. This setup is important and will be mirrored across all of the various places that information about classes for a given semester are kept.
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