1.
What is a
mind map (for)?
2.
Three steps
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Dos and Don‘ts

How to make a mind map

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Sample Mind maps

Martin Müller ...
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1.
What is a
mind map (for)?
2.
Three steps
3.
Dos and Don‘ts
4.
Sample Mind maps

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What is a mind map (for)?
1.
What is a
mind map (for)?
2.
Three steps
3.
Dos and Don‘ts
4.
Sample Mind maps

Mind maps …
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Advantages and disadvantages of mindmapping
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Dos and Don‘ts
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How can I draw mind maps?
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What is a
mind map (for)?
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By hand
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+ more individ...
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What is a
mind map (for)?
2.
Three steps
3.
Dos and Don‘ts
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Sample Mind maps

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Step 1: Basic outline
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What is a
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Three steps
3.
Dos and Don‘ts

1) When using paper, use it in landsc...
After step 1: Basic outline
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What is a
mind map (for)?
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Sample Mind maps

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Step 2: Knowledge structure
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What is a
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1) Mind maps have a tree structure which reflects...
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Dos and Don‘ts
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Sample Mind maps

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What is a
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Dos and Don‘ts
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Sample Mind maps

1) The central lines are ...
After step 3: Full mind map
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What is a
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Dos and Don‘ts
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Sample Mind maps

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What is a
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Dos and Don‘ts
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What you should do
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Do…
o … give your mi...
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o Do not clutter your mind map.
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Sample Mind maps

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  1. 1. 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts How to make a mind map 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller | Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main Resource Toolkit June 2008 1 Martin Müller | How to make a mind map This material serves as a guide for students in my seminars and does not claim to have general validity. Note:
  2. 2. Outline 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps 1. What is a mind map (for)? | 2. Three steps to a good mind map | 3. Dos and Don’ts | 4. Some sample mind maps | Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 2
  3. 3. What is a mind map (for)? 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Mind maps … o … are a diagrammatic way of recording information that is easy to use, adapt and recall. o … use visual stimulation to structure and memorise knowledge effectively. o … are good for lecture notes, text summaries, exam preparation, essay writing, presentation planning, knowledge management. Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 3
  4. 4. Advantages and disadvantages of mindmapping 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps +++ Advantages +++ – – – Disadvantages – – – + quick: recording many ideas in a short amount of time – personal: your mind map may be difficult for others to understand + makes additions easy – revisions can be time-consuming + highlights links between concepts – may become cluttered + makes the structure of arguments immediately visible – challenge to keep mind maps logical and consistent – hierarchy is often subjective + makes knowledge more memorable + can reduce a wealth of information Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 4
  5. 5. How can I draw mind maps? 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps By hand + makes a first start easier + more individual – cumbersome to revise 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Software + easy and quick to modify + tends to be more orderly – takes some time to learn If you decide to use a software, go for FreeMind. It’s free! freemind.sourceforge.net Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 5
  6. 6. Outline 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps 1. What is a mind map (for)? | 2. Three steps to a good mind map | 3. Dos and Don’ts | 4. Some sample mind maps | Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 6
  7. 7. Step 1: Basic outline 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 1) When using paper, use it in landscape orientation. 2) Start in the center with an image of the topic and/or the title of the mind map. 3) Draw the main branches with the basic ordering ideas. 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 7
  8. 8. After step 1: Basic outline 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 8
  9. 9. Step 2: Knowledge structure 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 1) Mind maps have a tree structure which reflects the hierarchical and logical structure of the argument. 2) The lines must be connected, starting from the central image. 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps 3) Use short key words. 4) Each word/image must be alone and sitting on its own line. 5) Let branches grow radially. Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 9
  10. 10. After step 2: Knowledge structure 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 10
  11. 11. Step 3: Style 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps 1) The central lines are thicker, organic and flowing, becoming thinner as they radiate out from the centre. 2) Use UPPER CASE/lower case and different font sizes and boldface/italics and a coherent colour set to differentiate between different levels or different branches. This makes it easier to memorise the mind map. 3) Use images or drawings wherever possible to enhance the mind map. 4) Use clouds for emphasis. 5) Draw connections between concepts. Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 11
  12. 12. After step 3: Full mind map 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 12
  13. 13. Outline 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps 1. What is a mind map (for)? | 2. Three steps to a good mind map | 3. Dos and Don’ts | 4. Some sample mind maps | Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 13
  14. 14. What you should do 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Do… o … give your mind map an individual touch. Develop your own style. o … differentiate through emphasis. o … keep your mind map clear by using hierarchies. o … revise your initial mind map. Check for consistency and logic! o … use images wherever possible. o … write horizontally. Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 14
  15. 15. What you should avoid 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps o Do not clutter your mind map. o Do not write long passages onto the branches. 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps o Do not use abbreviations. Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 15
  16. 16. Outline 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps 1. What is a mind map (for)? | 2. Three steps to a good mind map | 3. Dos and Don’ts | 4. Some sample mind maps | Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 16
  17. 17. 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller | How to make a mind map Note the spelling mistake! 17 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:MindMapGuidlines.JPG
  18. 18. About Illumine 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 18 www.mind-mapping.co.uk
  19. 19. 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller | How to make a mind map services.bgfl.org 19
  20. 20. 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller | How to make a mind map services.bgfl.org 20
  21. 21. 1. What is a mind map (for)? 2. Three steps 3. Dos and Don‘ts 4. Sample Mind maps Martin Müller | How to make a mind map 21 www.mind-mapping.co.uk

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