And each time you rote learn something or read something normally in the traditional manner, also known as the linear way of studying, you are making your left brain work and apply itself overtime and in excess.
This often results in you not being able to remember study questions when the time comes, you have to revise all your notes and there is tsunami of information, which just doesn’t seem to organize itself. Hence, the visual gift of eyes and its usage, the MIND MAPS.
What is mind mapping?
Mind mapping is simply attaching visual elements to your theoretical subjects and central topics.
Why mind mapping?
Mind mapping is essential because it breaks the ice of dullness and rote learning that has formed over you and allows you to remember what is important so that you can apply your knowledge at the right place and the right time.
Benefits of mind mapping
It is a helpful tool for you, to make learning new bits of information easier and fun. It accelerates your growth and knowledge process manifolds and in lesser time than others.
Learn faster: With your ideas and notes jotted down in colors and branches, it is easier to learn and even faster. The heads and categories are organized, and thus you just have to remember the map. It is an interconnection of ideas, the flow thus is simpler to memorize.
Time saving: During your revision, when you read the whole chapter and then your brain cannot take in more, you leave out other topics to revise. But with a mind map, your ideas are all in a few sheets, with colors and main heads and sub topics, it becomes less time consuming. Now all you have to do is revise the map instead of scrolling the whole book.
Best of both sides: When you rote learn, you only apply your left side of the brain. But in a mind map, the right side is sued as well, rooting to the visual content and colours that you have used. When the whole brain is functioning instead of a part of it, it is less tiring and more interesting.
Breaking down the complex into simplified bits: Consider your topic the root of a tree and keep it at the center. Now from the roots, draw branches and trunks and leaves and flowers! Use keywords in place of paragraphs and sentences. Even the most complex of your subjects can be broken down and made easy. This will give you clarity in thoughts and the entire process happens in a sequence, helping you to make a proper framework while forming actual answers to your study questions.
If mind mapping and its usage are optimized effectively, one can improve his confidence level by having adequate knowledge. When you know the frame of the matter, you can easily solve problems. Not only this, even your communication of ideas for the end results improves manifolds.