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Never Lose an Assignment: My System for Organizing School Files and Notes

I am extraordinarily good at losing flash drives, and I’m not sure why.

Maybe it’s the simple answer: they’re small. Or maybe it’s gremlins, or Keebler elves. I’m leaning towards one of those, as I don’t usually lose any of my other personal effects.

Whatever the reason, losing flash drives burned me several times in high school. When I got to college, I decided that I’d never again live and die by the mercy of these easily-lost little pieces of flash storage – so I set to the task of building a file organization system that would help me:

  • Never be without access to any of my work
  • Always be able to find files I need with minimal effort

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