Hey there, I'm graduating from college this fall after using Evernote for the last 4 years. I am a Computer Science major. All of the above are nice suggestions but truly you need to find your own style to take notes. I have recently just got Evernote Premium and wish I had done it early as it allows you to search the text from images and would have been extremely helpful in my math classes (you have to take Calculus III plus some depending on your University). I am actually in the process of taking all my handwritten notes from the math classes and taking photos to add them as I love Calculus and wish to know it for years to come. As for my CS classes, I take all my notes in Evernote and took photos of the homework, quizzes and exams of the paper to keep them for records. Note I only did this because this was because some teachers require it this way. For notes, it's just like using Word or Google Docs. As for equations or code snippets from books, I actually just take a screen shot (or a picture from a book) and copy it into my notebook. You can even link files or add attachments to Evernote's notes. The nice thing is you can add tags so that if Evernote can't search your code then you can still find what you are looking for. You can then mix and match the information from different sources as I use Evernote Clipper for Safari (available for all major browsers) and then I copy the URL into the note as well just in case. The cool thing is that you can mark up the web article you clip. I am waiting for the new iPad to come out and will use that to take notes on with the Adonit Jot Script. I have a couple different note taking application for the iPad I've tried over the years but really want to try the Adonit Jot Script. If this seems expensive or not what you want, then I HIGHLY recommend getting a (mini) whiteboard. The reason is this, it will help you design the layouts of your applications (in your later years). Not only this but it is great for doing your math homework on and taking photos on it to move to Evernote, this saves on paper. I also use the whiteboard to do pseudocode which some of your professors require you to do for class (I highly recommend it for any project though). Again, you can take photos of it and make a digital, searchable image in Evernote (using the Premium). I wish I had done this earlier as it has made doing all my projects easier. Lastly, always take a Post-It pad with you every where with a pen or pencil. Again, you can digitalize it with Evernote by taking a photo of it. The reason I suggest this is because if you code often and you have a problem you can't figure it out after working on it for hours, sometimes the answer will smack you in the face. Having this Post-It pad around will be extremely helpful and fits in the back pocket of jeans. A nice alternative to Coda (I use Coda and if you have Mac, I recommended it), you should look into Sublime. It is free to use but you have to be asked every so often if you want to upgrade. I love Evernote. Please feel free to ask me any questions.