Monday, November 30, 2015

Mind Mapping and Learning (part 2 of 2)

Are you a highly visual learner? If you are, then you should know more about mind mapping. The tool used here are also called learning maps. However, beginners might find this method a bit hard but if you use it frequently, you will be able to master the ability of creating mind maps. With less text work and more on the graphics and drawings, most individuals can remember and retain information effectively.

Aside from being called learning maps, it is also called memory maps. Mind mapping is an easy learning technique especially if you’re already good at it. You can even use different pen colors so that you can create a much better learning map but that would depend on your preferences. Also, you need to have a blank page or paper and you need to determine the writing size. By starting out at the middle portion of the blank page or paper, you will be able to create branches of information based on your lessons.

When you’re having a discussion in class, determine the theme or central idea. Write the central idea or theme at the center of the blank page, inside a circle. Remember that you’re going to create some sort of diagram so don’t try to write sentences. Instead, write only the keywords and look for sub themes. You can use lines to connect the ideas until the lesson or discussion is through.

Try mind mapping with your next class lectures or when you’re reading your textbooks. It will be easier to learn if you can learn visually. A lot of individuals were able to master making mind maps and you can do it too.

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