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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.
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.
The slash mind map utilizes slashes in favor of classic notes. You can have branches which cover more specific information.
Mind maps are a visual representation of information, with branches representing subtopics from a common idea.
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...
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.
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.
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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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.
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...
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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