Mind Mapping mimics the way our brains’ naturally work.
It is a powerful graphic technique which provides a universal key to unlocking the potential of the brain.
Use Mind Mapping to Brainstorm and Enhance Motivation
use Mind Mapping for Note Taking and Note Making
use Mind Mapping for Planning and Presenting.
Use Mind Maps to Raise Self-esteem
use Mind Mapping to Develop Creative Thinking
use Mind Mapping to Aid Decision Making.
A mind map is a diagram used to represent words, ideas, tasks, or other items linked to and arranged radially around a central key word or idea. Mind maps are used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid in study, organization, problem solving, decision making, and writing.
The elements of a given mind map are arranged intuitively according to the importance of the concepts, and are classified into groupings, branches, or areas, with the goal of representing semantic or other connections between portions of information. Mind maps may also aid recall of existing memories.
By presenting ideas in a radial, graphical, non-linear manner, mind maps encourage a brainstorming approach to planning and organizational tasks. Though the branches of a mindmap represent hierarchical tree structures, their radial arrangement disrupts the prioritizing of concepts typically associated with hierarchies presented with more linear visual cues. This orientation towards brainstorming encourages users to enumerate and connect concepts without a tendency to begin within a particular conceptual framework.
The mind map can be contrasted with the similar idea of concept mapping. The former is based on radial hierarchies and tree structures denoting relationships with a central governing concept, whereas concept maps are based on connections between concepts in more diverse patterns.
A mind map is often created around a single word or text, placed in the center, to which associated ideas, words and concepts are added.
Mind maps have many applications in personal, family, educational, and business situations, including notetaking, brainstorming
(wherein ideas are inserted into the map radially around the center node, without the implicit prioritization that comes from hierarchy or sequential arrangements, and wherein grouping and organizing is reserved for later stages),
summarizing, revising, and general clarifying of thoughts. One could listen to a lecture, for example, and take down notes using mind maps for the most important points or keywords. One can also use mind maps as a mnemonic technique or to sort out a complicated idea.
Mind maps are also promoted as a way to collaborate in color pen creativity sessions.
Mindmaps can be drawn by hand, either as ‘rough notes’ during a lecture or meeting, for example, or can be used to kick-start your creative writing
(in this instance it has been referred to as “Clustering”).
Use single words or simple phrases for information: Most words in normal writing are padding: They convey facts in the correct context, and in a format that is pleasant to read. In your own Mind Maps, single strong words and meaningful phrases can convey the same meaning more potently. Excess words just clutter the Mind Map.
Joined up or indistinct writing can be more difficult to read.
Use color to separate different ideas: This will help you to separate ideas where necessary. It also makes your Mind Map easier to remember. Color also helps to show the organization of the subject.
Use symbols and images: Where a symbol or picture means something to you, use it. Pictures can help you to remember information more effectively than words.
Using cross-linkages: Information in one part of the Mind Map may relate to another part. Here you can draw in lines to show the cross-linkages. This helps you to see how one part of the subject connects with another.
Making a Mind Map can be a very cathartic experience!
Especially durning Stressful Times & All It Takes Is A Doodle to Get Started!
Make the Target of your Stress, THE TARGET ON YOUR PAPER…
Give it a Name, then write down all the things you think of when you think of “NAME”
F R E E A S S O C I A T E
As You Create Your Map, You Feel Less Cloudy
and You’ll Find You’re Not So Troubled
Because When You Look At Your Paper
You’ll Find Solutions!
THAT YOU HAD ALL THE TIME,