I write the title of the module on the front so that I know what the contents of the notebook will consist of. Now, to look inside.
As you can see, I try and draw my own diagrams so that I learn it at the same time as writing the things out. I also like using coloured pens (usually the Uniball Eye ones in a 0.5mm nib). More pictures:
Now onto notes from another module (these are laid out differently).
This time, there is less colour and more underlining in red. I find the red and blue contrast work really well. The pens here are Muji gel pens in 0.5mm (blue) and a Uniball rollerball in 0.7mm (red).
If diagrams are too complex to draw out, I tend to print them out from lecture notes - or if they aren't very clear, I look a better one up on Google Images.
I find putting things in boxes very helpful as it keeps all the same information in the same place. It also helps my brain remember things more clearly. More on that post it note to the left...
I use post it notes to put extra reading, additional notes are important diagrams which may be of importance or may help me learn what would have been a paragraph of text. Putting them on post its also reinforce the fact that there isn't that much to learn (when in reality, there is. But condensing it onto a small post it does help with my mentality!)
Now, onto the last stage of revision. Flash cards. I use them more as note cards where I condense the information further. Anything that is already clear in my mind or that I already know is now left out and as little information as possible is put on them. Most of the time, I only use flashcards for things that REALLY need sticking in my brain, i.e. things that I keep reading but don't seem to enter my brain.
Anyway, I hope this is of help to anyone who was interested in how my lecture notes are organised and written up.