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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Chapter 6

Handling Text with Mind Mapping

In This Chapter

arrow Putting sentences into Mind-Map form

arrow Developing definitions and entering them in Mind Maps

arrow Making Mind-Map notes on a text

arrow Presenting whole books in a Mind Map

Doesn’t it sometimes annoy you that when you read a textbook you almost immediately forget most of its content as soon as you put the book back on the shelf? Wouldn’t it be nice to have the content of the entire book at your fingertips on just one or a few pages and be able to dip into it again whenever you want?

Mind Mapping allows you to do precisely that. With Mind Maps you can present textbook content for yourself as author of the Mind Map in a clear and compact way. I stress again that this is predominantly for the benefit of the Mind Map’s author. Moreover, the approach presented in this chapter concerns mainly textbooks and specialist texts, because the expectations of most people who approach this kind of writing aren’t the same as for prose, which we read merely for enjoyment. In a novel you don’t normally have to answer questions or memorise particular content. ...

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