Mind Mapping is a useful technique that helps you learn more effectively, improves the way that you record information, and supports and enhances creative problem solving. By using Mind Maps, you can quickly identify and understand the structure of a subject.
The five essential characteristics of Mind Mapping:
- The main idea, subject or focus is crystallized in a central image.
- The main themes radiatefrom the central image as ‘branches’.
- The branches comprise a key image or key word drawn or printed on its associated line.
- Topics of lesser importance are represented as ‘twigs’ of the relevant branch.
- The branches form a connected nodal structure.
How to Make a Mind Map
- Think of your general main theme and write that down in the center of the page. i.e. Food
- Figure out sub-themes of your main concept and draw branches to them from the center, beginning to look like a spider web.
- Make sure to use very short phrases or even single words.
- Add images to invoke thought or get the message across better.
- Try to think of at least two main points for each sub-theme you created and create branches out to those.