Hi! Good morning everyone! It is been my privilege to be here in front, to share something simple and small topic of mine.
To start with, i would like to convey my two objectives: 1 – to share or make us aware and 2 – to apply or make us exercise what we have learned and heard, to at least 90% of those who listened.
To move on, let us try to answer this question, what is mind map? Does anyone here would like to guess or answer? Except to those whom i’ve been with last march 2011 seminar..kung wala po, ituloy na lang natin...
What is Mind Map? Gamalier S. Roque, Jr., RN 9.26.11
Mind maps were developed in the late 60s by a British Tony Buzan
as a way of helping students make notes that used only key words and images.
They are much quicker to make, and because of their visual quality much easier to remember and review . The non-linear nature of mind maps makes it easy to link and cross-reference different elements of the map.
Drawing a mind map is as simple as 1-2-3: 1. Start in the middle of a blank page , writing or drawing the idea you intend to develop. I would suggest that you use the page in landscape orientation. 2. Develop the related subtopics around this central topic, connecting each of them to the center with a line. 3. Repeat the same process for the subtopics, generating lower-level subtopics as you see fit, connecting each of those to the corresponding subtopic.
Use colors, drawings and symbols copiously. Be as visual as you can, and your brain will thank you.
Keep the topics labels as short as possible , keeping them to a single word – or, better yet, to only a picture. Especially in your first mind maps, the temptation to write a complete phrase is enormous, but always look for opportunities to shorten it to a single word or figure – your mind map will be much more effective that way.
Vary text size, color and alignment . Vary the thickness and length of the lines. Provide as many visual cues as you can to emphasize important points. Every little bit helps engaging your brain.