I admit that I'm very organized, with files and notebooks and staples, paperclips and 3-hole punches. A place for everything.
But...........I keep everything. That's my downfall. Just this weekend I weeded out my filing cabinet. Why was I keeping LPN program info, Surgical Tech program info, etc., when I wasn't even going to APPLY to these programs? So, out it all went. Don't keep anything you don't need. Don't keep redundant information. I don't even keep old checks anymore once the statement comes in from the bank.
In terms of class stuff, I have yet to figure out what to keep and what to toss. I think it will depend on the instructor, and the testing. If tests are not cumulative, I may just keep the tests and important notes. If they are cumulative, I'll keep everything. I did just toss out all my Medical Terminology
notes because I have the flash cards and book - the notes were sort of pointless.