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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Step 4: Explaining it to others

You’ll soon know whether you’ve mastered and understood your study material when you try to explain it to other people. If you can present content simply and lucidly to other people you may assume that you’ve understood it. If you have difficulty expressing yourself during your explanation, this provides valuable information on precisely where you should focus your attention.

When giving an explanation, use your Mind Mapping notes as you would a script when presenting a talk.

This last step is well suited to study groups and can be combined with Step 3. You can explain material to each other and interpolate other people’s content as they present it on peripatetic walks.

tip.eps Adopt this procedure step by step. First get used to taking notes all the time and adding your own thoughts. Then generate Study Mind Maps of especially important content.

To make regular revision as pleasant as possible, give peripatetic learning a try.

Especially for Students: Generating Study Mind Maps from Different Sources

As a student you often have to read different specialist texts on the same subject. This means that you need to survey the perspectives of several researchers or branches of research and form an overview of them.

In this context too it’s helpful to generate a Mind Map that contains different perspectives on a theme and at the same time to indicate which content ...

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