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Okay, can you guess what it is? What’s colorful, interactive, and useful to summarize a biology lecture?
The answer: a mind map!
It’s an easy and engaging method to summarize complex topics, do group assignments, store information, and have some fun during studying.
A great thing about mind maps is that you can make any project really yours—every mind map is what you make it. Essentially, the map follows your way of thinking, so completing assignments can be easier if there’s a straightforward roadmap.
In this guide, we will take a look at eight easy and helpful ways to use mind maps in your student life.
1. Understand Complex Subjects
Suppose you have to do research for an upcoming paper on digital marketing. The topic is nothing but simple, and there’s a bunch of approaches, methods, and techniques that businesses use to promote themselves online.
So it’s easy to get overwhelmed and discouraged, especially in the beginning.
Mind mapping can help to manage the knowledge and plan the research paper. Instead of taking a traditional way like bullet points, you can start with “digital marketing” as the main idea and go from there.
For example, you can continue with the main components of digital marketing (content marketing, paid search, search engine optimization (SEO), etc., and make a transition to goals that each component helps to achieve.
Bam. Just like that, you have a bird’s eye view of the outline of the future research paper. A mind map would be useful regardless of how long it’s supposed to be. You can do a map for a 50-page paper and still be able to understand and navigate it effortlessly. You can even add text to connections between the concepts. It’s a really good idea to summarize concepts and explain the relationships between them. Such customization is possible

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