How to Study with Mind Maps

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How to Study with Mind Maps by Mind Map: How to Study with Mind Maps

1. 1. Preview

1.1. Preview the lecture material

1.2. Results in a high-level visual map that serves as the initial framework to organize and connect key concepts and make them relevant

1.3. Also prepares mind for the information to be discussed in the lecture, resulting in increased interest, participation, and comprehension during the lecture

2. 2. Participate

2.1. Participate actively in lectures

2.2. Active engagement in the lecture results in a revised key concepts framework (visual map) and further solidifies meaningful learning

3. 3. Process

3.1. Process all lecture-related information into your visual map

3.2. Process the information from lecture, textbook, and other resources immediately or shortly after the lecture by organizing and connecting key concepts into a further refined and more detailed visual map

3.3. All information is processed in a very personal way so that it is meaningful

3.4. Helps transfer information from short-term memory to long-term memory

4. 4. Practice

4.1. Practice by solving new problems

4.2. Key here is to apply what you’ve learned to situations you haven’t encountered before

4.3. Use existing knowledge to tackle new problems of all sorts: concrete, abstract, factual, conceptual, and procedural

4.4. Gives you “hands-on” experience, helps you review, and further solidifies what you’ve learned

5. 5. Produce

5.1. Produce results and new ideas

5.2. As you critically think about new information, questions, and problems, your fresh perspective will result in a unique product of your understanding, concepts, experiences, ideas, and reasoning

5.3. Your mind will, in effect, produce new knowledge that is already well integrated with your existing knowledge

6. Book

6.1. Amazon

6.2. Website