Mind Mapping is a technique that produces ideas by association and has been my go-to method for a while. I use it to map out my thoughts whenever I approach a project or when I need to confirm the logic or steps of something. Tony Buzan popularised the mind mapping technique back in 1974 and introduced his readers to mind maps.
You place a central idea on a page and then branch out from it with keywords in a mind map.
A 2005 study by Glennis Edge Cunningham, asserts that 80 per cent of students reported better learning through mind maps. So I must be doing something right.
It transforms a huge list of dull or tedious information into a logical, colourful and memorable representation. Helping you visualise the different pieces of information and how they are connected.
Put a topic in the center of the page.
Add new word associations from the central word.
Limit words to key phrases on each branch and allow your brain to flow freely and quickly.
Colour code threads of information so you can scan through the map later.
Review and revise as needed.