For students, the vast quantity of notes and handouts received during an academic year do little more than turn their bedroom into a labyrinth of paper. So here are seven uses for iMindMap to help students organise their notes, recall facts and figures at the drop of a hat and impress their teachers.
Starting an assignment is usually the most difficult part of the entire process. With iMindMap, you can quickly jot down what your assignment is about and some ideas about how you can tackle it. The infinite cork-board canvas in the Brainstorm View* means you don’t have to worry about organising your ideas – just let your ideas flow by typing away on the digital sticky notes, and before you know it, you have the foundation of your assignment.
From this initial planning stage, you can start to build on your ideas easily by clicking on the Mind Map View. Because both Brainstorm and Mind Map View work in sync, your brainstorm will automatically transform into a Mind Map, so you can visualise your ideas in a different way. From here you can start adding more depth to your Mind Map to watch your plan develop.
*Only available in iMindMap 8 Ultimate
Mind Maps are an infinitely better way of taking notes, than the long, linear, sprawling notes that most of us have always made. iMindMap allows you to create notes faster by recording the most important information as key words and then making visual connections between facts and ideas – keeping all of the accumulated knowledge together on one sheet.
iMindMap also contains a Speed Mind Mapping feature which allows you to keep pace easily with the teacher or lecturer by creating new branches at the touch of a button. On top of this you can attach files, videos, documents and web links to your Mind Map to create comprehensive guides to each and every subject.
In iMindMap, you can condense your notes into an easy-to-read summary. This makes your notes much less daunting when it comes to committing them to memory. In addition, the use of colour, curvilinear branches and key words in Mind Maps has been proven to improve the recall of information.
iMindMap gives you the ability to make your maps as colourful and unique as you desire with the added benefit of being able to record audio notes and attach them to your map. Your map acts as a truly multi-sensory aid to memory and the Expand and Collapse feature in the software allows you to hide information on your branches and test yourself. Find out how you can revise for success with iMindMap.
Mind Mapping can help you concoct thousands of innovative ideas – ideal for students looking to turn in their next great piece of creative writing or artwork. Mind Maps represent the way that a brain thinks, on paper or on a computer screen, with one idea or image giving birth to hundreds of connecting ideas. Make sure to note down every idea, no matter how random it may seem. This is often where the best ideas come from, so don’t be afraid to push the boat out.
Presentations in front of classmates are a daunting task for any student to undertake. Reading from sheets of paper loses interest fast, and a PowerPoint isn’t exactly breathtakingly original either. By using a Mind Map to lay out the most important pieces of information, you can use the key words to jog your memory and keep your audience engaged, rather than having your face hidden behind your notes.
With iMindMap Ultimate, you also have the benefit of Presentation View which will allow you to animate your Mind Map as you are talking (in 3D if you desire) as well as customise what your audience sees and even synchronise audio to the presentation.
Not many students realise this, but the ability to problem-solve is one of the most sought-after qualities that employers are looking for. Use iMindMap to structure your problem logically and add creative ideas on how to overcome it. In iMindMap, you can also attach links, files and additional resources which you think may help. You will then be able to refine your map to show the best solutions and its problem solved.
Mind Mapping allows you to maximise the creative input of everyone in your group, so you can create outstanding work. iMindMap has made it even easier for you to collaborate with other users. Using iMindMap Cloud and Mobile. you can save sync and share your Mind Maps Wherever you are.
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