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The slash mind map utilizes slashes in favor of classic notes. You can have branches which cover more specific information.
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Literature is not only a mirror; it is a map, a geography of the mind.
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.
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.
You can use it as a starting point to map out a specific genre of music and its characteristics.
Whenever you complete a chapter or a book try to create a mind map. A mind map is just doodling in your note pad about what ideas you got from this chapter or the book, what are key ideas need to be remembered. I'll help you in the next step.
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