By: Student Blog Project
Mind Map is a visual tool which helps you to organize ideas which is primarily used during brainstorming. It is basically an image-centered diagram which represents words or ideas linked to and branched out from a central key word or idea.
- Represent relationships by personalizing your mind map
Recall and understand information regarding meaningful relationships that you have identified by personalizing your mind map with unique lines, colours, arrows, branches or some other way of showing connections between the ideas generated on your mind map.
- Avoid linear thinking
Do not promote linear thinking by pausing, judging or editing as you jot down ideas or information. Instead draw quickly on unlined paper, think creatively and get every possibility into the map. Modify your information after you have finished your mind map and keep it to a minimum.
- Using the upper case and lower case to represent key ideas
Use the upper case when stating key points and lower case for explanatory notes. Take note that capitals are easier to read in a diagram.
- Use the landscape approach
Most students find it useful to do their mind maps in the landscape style as it gives them maximum space to branch out ideas from the main topic which lies in the centre of the page.
- Update your mind map
Useful mind maps are constantly updated. Make sure to leave lots of space when doing your initial mind map. This helps when you wish to add in more information later on.
Source: Student Blog Project