I have recently started using Evernote in Language-Arts to take notes. It is easier because I can access them anywhere, it saves paper, and it makes me look smarter than I am. :)
As we read we take Cornell notes (format) on our books.
I make each chapter a different note with the same tags.
It's also easy to edit them anywhere you need to. In Language-Arts I type them on my iPod Touch that is brought along where ever I go. And then later on when I need to type an essay, reflection, or paper on the book it's all at my fingertips.