Assume that you read a text on the subject of motivation and would like to write out the most important content in the form of a Mind Map. I now present a few sentences which I’ve taken from this text as an exercise.
You’ve already read a bit of the text on motivation:
The first section contained a definition of motivation.
The second section is now concerned with the preconditions for motivation.
I’ve presented these two themes in Figure 6-1.
So you’ve reached the section on the preconditions for motivation which I’ve already indicated with a main branch in Figure 6-2.
You then encounter the following sentence:
‘A precondition for developing motivation is personal interest.’
Now imagine that you have to select just one keyword from this sentence and write it as a sub-branch after your ‘preconditions’ branch.
I expect you’re wondering how to choose the best keyword. Use a process of elimination and first cross out any words that, in your view, add little to the meaning of the sentence.
You’ll probably strike out the following words:
‘Precondition’, since this word is already on the main branch.
‘Motivation’, since that’s the ...