If you've looked at my vacation and business map, you will quickly notice that the school map is a totally different style.
This is because the school map was done by my daughter. Personally, I think it is fascinating how completely different map styles can still acheive the same results depending on the person.
This map is very hard for me to follow, but for my daughter, it's perfect. In fact, she doesn't at all like the maps I do on the computer. So, to each his own, and hey, as long as it works, there is really not a wrong way to do a map. There are some things you can do to make them more effective, but you have to find what works for you.
So here is a map about the Nile. My daughter did this when, you guessed it, we were studying Egypt.
Be Sure to Use Color
If you are going to use Mind Mapping in school or really at any time, you should know that one of the components that makes a map useful is the color. Notice that each "branch" has it's own color. This helps the brain to categorize and remember the information.
If you are a visual person and want some mind mapping tips, this video is for you. You will see up close how to do a mind map and get some tips on successful mind mapping that will help you or your child remember information. This is a great way to study for tests and improve grades.
Mind Mapping is a great way to get your thoughts organized. I don't know anyone who does not have to organize something, if not multiple things. Especially in business. I use mapping all the time to organize projects, meetings, etc. Once you start, you can't stop!
Study skills is the perfect place to implement mapping. I can think of six ways to use mapping as I am sitting here writing this, here you go:
There you go and that's just the tip of the iceberg as far as mapping goes.
I often use mapping for home projects. Using maps to plan our family get aways helps me remember all those pesky little details. Things like medicines we may need, maps, flashlights, etc. Try using a map for your next trip. You will be sure to find it handy and helpful.
For some great examples of online mind mapping visit Mindomo.
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