Learn to use a visual presentation for your note-taking and study.
What is mind mapping?
Mind mapping involves creating a diagram in which ideas, concepts or images are linked together around a central core concept. It can be used during lectures or presentations, and even while you are reading or watching a video.
How does it work?
- Write down the main topic (central core concept) in the centre of a blank page.
- Add keywords or short phrases about your topic.
- Use lines to show relationships and links between different keywords or phrases.
- Your mind map can easily get cluttered so be conscious of how you allocate space.
- You can also use different colours or graphics or symbols to illustrate your ideas or show connections.
How can I use mind maps?
- To take notes during lectures or from your readings.
- To plan your essays or research.
- To help you revise for test and exams.
- To help you learn or understand a complex topic. When you break a topic down into different aspects, it can simplify and clarify information.
How can I make a mind map?
Create your mind map on paper or try an online tool like Miro, Lucidchart or Mindmeister.