My Darling Husband is always finding cool and interesting things on the internet and then sends me links to 'em. One in particular inspired me to change the way I take notes. Its http://sketchnotearmy.com/. The basic principle is to take notes visual rather than a list of bullet points. Since I'm not going to seminars most of my notes are from reading the bible and going to church. Occasionally I'll take
notes from an inspiring Ted Talk. (If you haven't heard of it, you should its awesome!! ted.com.) The cool thing is that it makes my notes more interesting and more memorable.... aaaaaand it keeps me awake at church. I wish I had done this in college.