I am so organized I am color-coordinated! You all might implode from sheer jealousy at contemplating my powers of organization!
As you can see, I am working with my strengths and weaknesses: I need to have all the stuff for my classes together, but I'm not dedicated enough to file and organize them weekly. I am capable of keeping the sections separate and corralling all the stuff into one discrete pile, though.
So to help me with that, I got some nice big bins. Bins! I am happy. My anthologies and syllabi and scraps of papers and notes to myself are all inside already. And then I decided that since I teach all my classes on the same days, I needed those expandable file folders (the red and blue I owned already) to schlep all the papers to and from the classroom and still keep them distinct. The fact that the green one is not all green and has a pattern offends my sense of symmetry, but we can't have everything in life.
So those are the comp sections. It should be easier to keep track of all the quizzes and papers and whatnot if I only have to look through the ones for that section and not all 75 of 'em. I may even refer to my students as the blue class, the green class, etc. Team Red, anyone?
That means that Evil Class I Know Nothing About mentioned in an earlier post is now the Stripey Class.
It would probably be easier, theoretically, for me to switch over to assigning all work and picking it up over the internet, but I just really hate looking at essays online. I like the feel of paper and the ability to move from chair to couch to floor to outside to a different chair while grading, and when I have done online grading and my usual online reading and various procrastination sites, my eyes get so tired and headachy and dried out. And I'd still have lots of paper floating around because I'm going to do in-class quizzes and work, so I'm just keeping with my usual old methods for the present. Usual old methods with snazzy color-coordination, that is!