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do you throw away your old notebooks and flashcards? I save my books in case I need to refer back but I'm having a hard time tossing out all these cards I made!

marilynmom, LPN, NP

Specializes in Adolescent Psych, PICU.

For all my sciences and relevent classes (Nutrition, Chem, Physio, Anatomy, Micro, etc) I do keep all my notes and throw out my flashcards.

Marilyn

wonderbee, BSN, RN

Specializes in critical care; community health; psych.

I'm a pack rat. I threw out half of my chem notes after my first semester. Something came up... I don't remember what but I needed those notes. Now I hold on to all my notes.

So far I'm holding onto notes and flashcards. Never know what might come up in the future! :D

twarlik

Specializes in CICu, ICU, med-surg.

I save all my notes. I've had to refer back several time this semester to my A&P notes, so I was glad they were still around. I don't make flashcards, so I can't comment on that.

All of my notes are typed, in page protectors, in a binder. I save everything.

Wow, Jennifer, that sounds like a lot of work!!:eek: I'm not quite as organized, but I do save my notes - I have a small tower climbing up the side of my dresser!!

maire, ASN, RN

Specializes in Adult Med-Surg and Rehab. Has 13 years experience.

Originally posted by proud2basn

All of my notes are typed, in page protectors, in a binder. I save everything.

Ditto, minus the typing part. :D

I save all of my notes and note cards. If you are like me then your note cards are very extensive. Some of mine from anatomy are actual pictures we took in lab and wrote notes on the back of the pics so we could study for lab exams.

I say keep all of them you never know if you will need them again. IF not then you can pass them on to a new student who needs help!

VivaLasViejas, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych. Has 20 years experience.

I still have all my notes, syllabi, etc. from nursing school organized in a plastic file box.......and I've been out for 6 1/2 years. I've never used them, but like everything else, the day after I finally throw them out, I'm sure to need them for something! Which is why I've kept 'em all these years, and probably will continue to.......isn't that what garages are for?;)

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

Throw away notes?? Nope - never!

I find myself going back to my A&P book at least once a week, and that usually leads me back to my notes, because I had a great prof who explained things very clearly. I don't plan to throw away any notes, except sociology ...

I'm not throwing my notes out; I also had a good prof who was very organized and typed out good outlines. Everything's in a big black binder-notes, outlines, and articles.

Originally posted by MLOS

...I don't plan to throw away any notes, except sociology ...

:roll

I hear ya!

Originally posted by proud2basn

All of my notes are typed, in page protectors, in a binder. I save everything.

You are a sick, sick woman! :roll

That's way impressive....

I am saving stuff I deem important, and tossing the "fluff" (history of nursing, role of the nurse, etc).....

Andrea

Altra, BSN, RN

Specializes in Emergency & Trauma/Adult ICU.

Originally posted by LisaRN2B

:roll

I hear ya!

LisaRN2B,

You have no idea ... :rolleyes:

I try not to think about it!

Leigh

3 plastic boxes FULL of notes, text books, writing books - I have work dating back to the 7th grade, the bulk of it from 11th and 12th which I do not intend on binning :) I do believe in the theory throw something out and sooner or later you'll be cursing, wishing you had never thrown it out!

I have kept everything from school. I have three huge trunks of assignments and papers. Plus, many boxes and shelves of books. I actually do refer back to them from time to time.

I have actually refered back to them more than a dozen times- it's so nice to have that extra clarification handy!

And I agree, iliel- it' such a waste to throw away something you worked so hard on!

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