I've taken to drawing stick figures to augment my notes. It's been a rather useful note-taking tool. Take, for example, this illustration of the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church:
Also consider Alethea and my thoughts about if J.K. Rowling wrote a book about
The stick figure on the left is Irenaeus saying "I'm St. Irenaeus! Be gone, heretic!" and brandishing a wand toward the be-hatted stick figure on the right, who is proclaiming "I'm a heretic!" It's too bad St. Nicholas wasn't there to slap the heretic.
I also have a line of stick figures named Paul, Schmuli, and Irenaeus with arrows in between them to illustrate the idea of apostolic succession. Who says Bible majors are no fun?