What should you back up?
- Homework assignments (often in PDFs provided by the teacher)
- Your homework
- Homework solutions
- Lecture notes/slides
- Practice midterms and finals
- Midterms/finals solutions
- Lab specifications
- Lab reports
- Data, Excel spreadsheets, relevant pictures
- Codes - intermediate and final
- Everything else
How do you back up your files?
- Download the files
- Be sure to label them appropriately with the course number
- Email the files to yourself and organize them in online folders, or
- Save the files onto a USB and organize them there
I personally prefer backing up my things via email because I can access it from any computer without having to carry my USB around or worry about losing it.