July 19th, 2007 Comments off
Mind mapping is not new. Perhaps some students might already be using them as part of their study aids/tools.For those who are not familiar with them, append below some notes:
- Developed by Tony Buzan in the late 1960’s, this is a powerful graphic technique that unlocks the potential of the brain.
- Can be used effectively to refresh memory just before stepping into each exam.
- Essentially, you create a map using colours, images and symbols to unlock pockets of knowledge in your mind.
- However, only make a mind map once you have made notes in the conventional long-form format.
- When you have a good overview of your subject, start mind mapping.
- Begin at the middle of the page and branch out like a spider to the outer edges of the page, using a different leg for each theme. Each leg of your spider can in turn have more legs as you move into sub-themes.
- You can make one mind map for each topic and paste them around your room to look at while changing, brushing teeth and so forth.
- Before going into an exam, bring along the relevant mind maps and have a last read just before sitting the exam.