Learn to Mind Map Now - Ms. Garratt's Blog

Learn to Mind Map Now - Ms. Garratt's Blog

Unlock the Creative Thinking Power of Your Mind Learn to Mind Map Now! How to Mind Map

Some Benefits of Mind Mapping It helps develop Creative Thinker skills It mirrors the way the brain looks at things It stimulates the right (pictures) and left (words) sides of the brain It helps link ideas It makes use of different learning styles

It makes ideas easy to remember It saves time you only record the key words It is easy to review, easy to recreate from memory and brilliant for revision! It makes use of many different types of intelligence The Quick Start Guide to Mind Mapping

The following 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps have been adapted from www.buzan.com.au An Independent Enquirer

Opportunity! Make a note in your Planner to visit: www.buzan.com.au To find out more about the power of Mind Mapping and to see some great mind maps 10 Steps to Making Great

Mind Maps 1. Decide on your TOPIC, PURPOSE, GOAL or FOCUS 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 2. Start in the CENTRE of a blank piece of paper turned to

LANDSCAPE view 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 3. Using a PENCIL, quickly sketch a small IMAGE of your topic, purpose, goal or focus in the centre of the paper

10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 4. Keep using PENCIL and leave lots of SPACE around your key ideas so you can add ideas as you develop your mind map

10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 5. Use SYMBOLS to reflect your ideas and ARROWS to guide the eye 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps

6. COLOUR stimulates the right hemisphere of the brain so use a DIFFERENT COLOUR for each of your main branch lines Use at least 3 ADDITIONAL COLOURS for emphasis, structure, texture and creativity

10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 7. Draw GENTLY CURVED lines, radiating from the centre (thick tapering to thin) CONNECTING the main branches at each level to the central image Remember to make the main branches

thicker to show the importance of the ideas on them 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 8. Use only ONE KEY WORD or IMAGE per line for more power and to reflect flexibility in your thinking

The length of the lines you draw needs to fit the length of the key words 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 9. Use CAPITAL LETTERS for the main branch ideas and make all the key

words sit on the lines Use LOWER CASE letters for any additional explanatory words These words will go close underneath the main branch lines 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps

10. Use IMAGES throughout to attract the eye Images stimulate the right hemisphere Eyes take in images faster than words (and recall them for longer too) Remember - a picture paints a thousand words! 10 Steps to Making Great

Mind Maps Remember: PERSONAL STYLE is very important It is your mind map for YOU Develop your own style 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps

Finally: When learning is FUN, you learn faster and you remember it more 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps A Summary 1.

Decide on your TOPIC, PURPOSE, GOAL or FOCUS 2. Start in the CENTRE of a blank piece of paper turned to Landscape 3.

In the centre draw a small IMAGE of your topic, purpose, goal or focus 4. Keep using PENCIL and leave lots of SPACE around your key ideas so you can add to them as you develop your mind map

5. Use SYMBOLS to reflect your ideas and ARROWS to guide the eye 6. Use a DIFFERENT COLOUR for each of your branch lines and at

least 3 ADDITIONAL COLOURS for emphasis, structure, texture and creativity 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps A Summary 7. Draw GENTLY CURVED lines, radiating from the centre (thick

tapering to thin) CONNECTING the main branches at each level to the central image. Remember to make the main branches thicker to show the importance of the ideas on them 8. Use only one key word or image per line for more power and to reflect flexibility in your thinking. The length of the lines you draw

needs to fit the length of the key words 9. Use capital letters for the main branch ideas and make all the key words sit on the lines Use LOWER CASE letters for any additional explanatory words These words will go close underneath the main branch lines

10. Use IMAGES throughout to attract the eye. Images stimulate the right hemisphere. Eyes take in images faster than words (and recall them for longer too). Remember - a picture paints a thousand words! A Few Mind Maps to Get You Thinking

These are on a wide range of subjects including The Life and Achievements of Marie Curie and Happiness! Remember that you can mind map anything you like just put the topic in the middle of the piece of paper and off you go!

Now its over to you! Just choose your topic!

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