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I recently provided most of these tips to my niece who was trying to structure Evernote to meet her needs in college. I thought I'd share here. Assumptions: You have less than 10 courses at one time You have more than lecture notes you need to keep track of (e.g. research items, projects) You need to put more than just text in your notesStep 1. Create notebook stacks for each of your courses. This will allow you to have separate notebooks for things like lecture notes, projects, research, etc. With less than 10 courses, this shouldn't get unwieldy and will minimize searching around. Step 2. Create a consistent naming convention for notebooks within each stack. For example lectures, research projects, experiments, test prep. This will help separate the many notes from a research project from your lecture notes. It will also facilitate sharing projects with a team without sharing more than you want. Add a title or number for the course to these titles for archiving later (e,g, Psych 1 - Lecture Notes). Step 3. Create templates for the different types of notes you take (e.g. lecture-note template) Step 4. Make use of 3rd party software that hooks into Evernote to make your life easier. Drafts and Text Expander work on iOS and make text entry in Evernote faster and easierEvernote's Camera, Recorder, Skitch and Web Clipper make capture of photos, documents, whiteboards, audio notes, drawings and web content a breeze.IFTTT.com allows you to connect Evernote to many services,even allowing you to schedule your note template to appear just before your lecture begins based on Google Calendar.TaskClone allows you to track all the todos you think of while the professor is talking which makes sure you don't forget a homework assignment or other task mentioned during the lecture.Step 5. Archive at the end of course. Place your notebooks in a new stack (e.g. Education Archive) More resources 10 productivity tools to take your Evernote relationship to the next levelGoing Paperless - blog of Evernote Paperless Ambassador