I currently attend an independent study school (similar to home schooling), so I do everything at home and send it in by email. I organize my work in folders by week. Week 1, Week 2, etc.
Sometimes I might forget an assignment and have to turn it in late. for the sake of organization, should the assignment be put in the folder for the week it was assigned, or the week it was turned in.
I know this is not directly work-related, but I think it's extremely relevant. In a work environment where assignments (projects, bug-fixes, releases, etc.) are organized like this, the same logic would apply. My initial feeling (and the one I currently go off) is that the assignment should be placed in the folder for the week it was assigned. If I were ever needed to go back and find out what happened in a particular week, I could go to that folder and see all my work. The problem I see with this is that it's misleading; if I find an assignment in a folder, I'm going to assume that's when I did it. If it's not, then I've lost the sort of timeline of my work that I had.
The problem arises from having the folders serve two purposes: what was do for a particular week, and what was done for a particular week. When those two things don't align, I run into issues.
Without making my homework organization needlessly complex, what do you think is the most reasonable thing to do?