Or, mind maps, I should say.
If there’s anything that this week has thought me, it’s that if you want a great mind map, you have to plan it in advance. Sure, you can just dive in, and figure things out as you go, but this might not work all that well.
Instead, you should try to figure out how you’re going to group all the concepts together. There isn’t just one way in which you can do this, and of course, some alternatives are better than others. For instance, if you have to make a mind map for a certain lesson, you could use the title of the lesson as the most important concept, and have branches coming from it. However, you could also find another concept that you think is even more important, and have that as the center, and then connect everything to it.
The more work and preparation you put in, the better your mind map will be. And I don’t mean this in terms of aspect, because in all honesty, I don’t care all that much about the way it looks. I mean, sure, I would like it to be all pretty, but do I have the time to make it pretty? Not really.
What I do mean, is that if you put more work in, your mind map will have all the concepts grouped in the best way possible, which also means that your understanding of those concepts will be much better.