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Literature is not only a mirror; it is a map, a geography of the mind.



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No facts - Just concepts

It will save you significant amounts of time if you omit specific facts from a lecture. Instead, cover broad topics with each node. You can always search things up.


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Branching out

The initial branches should still be general. As you branch out further, and the radial tree gets more complex, the nodes become more specific in scope.

Don't jot facts here. This should just be a title of the subtopic, or concept.


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The Slash Mind Map

The Slash Mind Map

The slash mind map utilizes slashes in favor of classic notes. You can have branches which cover more specific information.


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What are Mind Maps?

What are Mind Maps?

Mind maps are a visual representation of information, with branches representing subtopics from a common idea.


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The Guide

  1. Start with your main idea
  2. Add branches to this idea
  3. Add images/colors
  4. Continue branching


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Final Thoughts

I have started to use mind maps more often, and I love them. They force you to take what the lecturer says, and summarize it as simply as possible. Further, you have to break that summary into logical, coherent parts. I can take a glance at my lesson summaries, and see the general flow of the lec...


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If you are a visual learner, and find joy in aesthetic colors/images, you can supplement the mind map structure with auxiliary images.

Try to do this after the lecture is over.


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The Importance of Mind Maps

Because of various benefits which one can reap from Mind Maps, it will help you succeed in academia, or in the workplace. They allow you to bridge the gap between the thought and the capture, thus improving retention.


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The Main Idea

Make a node in your mind map, generally the title of the lecture, or the main idea of the current slide.

Remember - stay as general as possible.


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I recently wrote an article on my blog, EdEfficiency, on the topic of Mind Maps. I started implementing them in my Biology lectures, and saw miraculous results. I was able to remember more content, and had easy notes to reference later on.

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The Better Mind Map

The Better Mind Map

Combining the Mind Map Technique with the Creativity Triggers Technique.

The novelty of The Better Mind Map is in the custom triggers tailored to a specific challenge. It is a template that provides structure for your early thinking  and customizable to suit your purposes.

The very first jigsaw puzzle

The very first jigsaw puzzle

In the 1760s, a London mapmaker John Spilsbury pasted a map onto a thin piece of wood, and cut it up with a scroll saw. England would be one piece, Germany would be another.

He marketed these to very affluent and influential people as a tool to teach their children geograp...

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Your identity is a mirror covered with dust. When you first look in the mirror, the truth of who you are and what you value is obscured. Clearing it may not be pleasant, but only when that dust is gone can you see your true reflection.


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