What is Mind Mapping?
Mind Mapping is a technique that allows you to organize your thoughts and information in a visual way. It’s much easier to remember things when they are organised in this way – especially if the way they’re organised makes sense!
Benefits of mind mapping
– Mind mapping is a great way to stay organised.
– It helps you remember things better because it’s visual.
– You’ll be able to remember links between things.
– You have to process the information to draw one (not just copy paragraphs from a book), which helps you remember it better.
– You’ll have a lot less writing to do!
How to create a mind map:
- Always create a central image or word to help summarise what you are revising.
- Use main branches of different colours. Try and have a summary image (stick drawings are fine) on each branch.
- Each branch should have a main heading.
- We do strongly suggest a good set of fine colour pens makes for an easier mindmap creating experience.
- If you’re rubbish at drawing, that fine. Trust me, a terrible drawing will be as memorable as a brilliant piece of art!
Example of a completed mind map
Mind mapping is a technique that allows you to organize your thoughts and information in a visual way. It’s much easier to remember pictures than lots of words. The benefits of mind mapping include better recollection of what we’ve learned because it’s all visually laid out for us.
The best part? Mind mapping doesn’t require any fancy software or expensive equipment – just paper and pen!
Want to know more? Learn from the master himself. Tony Buzan, the inventor of mindmapping, has written a clear and simple guide, complete with lots of examples.
Mindmapping is just one of the revision techniques we teach students in our GCSE Toolkit:
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