Writing a Senior (Honors) Thesis - Saving Your Work
Saving Your Work
- A decidedly low-tech yet effective way of ensuring your most recent version will not be lost in the event of a system failure.
- Press CTRL + S or Command + S
- Get in the habit of saving your work using the keyboard after you finish a paragraph. Once you hit “Enter” or “Return”, use the keyboard controls to save your work. It will save your work and give you peace of mind.
- USB (Jump) Drive
- Cheap and reliable as long as you do not fall in a pool, lake, or other small-to-large-sized body of water.
- Tedious but effective if your e-mail provider has a large storage size. This is especially useful if you work on a public computer.
- With your @wisc.edu e-mail account, you also have a limited amount of free space on which you can save anything. Use that space to keep updated version of your thesis and your most essential documents. MyWebspace.wisc.edu
- Online backup
- A number of free and for pay online storage systems have appeared in recent years, such as Dropbox or Carbonite.