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3 ways to use iMindMap to enhance your revision

Upgrade your revision with iMindMap

The trouble with deadlines is they always come around faster than you expect. For students around the world, winter exams and essays are looming in the not-so-distant future. When it comes to getting ahead on revision there really is no time like the present. However, getting started on your work is often the hardest part. But, with iMindMap, not only is revision more manageable – it’s actually fun, too. Not convinced? Read on to discover all the proven benefits of using iMindMap to revise. So you can reach new heights of academic success in time for your exams this winter!

an unlimited canvas will take your revision to the next level

Improve your memory

Are you drowning in all the facts, figures and theories you need to memorise? Don’t panic, iMindMap can help improve your comprehension, whatever the subject. The traditional method of copying out revision notes is bland and uninspiring. Switching to Mind Mapping allows you to unlock a whole world of visual thinking – and the benefits don’t end there. Mind Mapping techniques have been linked to improved memory – making storing those all important nuggets of revision easier than ever. To start your revision journey, use Mind Map View – from here you can create a central idea (the subject area you’re revising would be a good start) and begin adding child branches. By using keywords and images, you can break down facts and make it far easier to recall important information. The trick is to move through topics, going from the broad to the more specific – and don’t worry, with iMindMap’s unlimited canvas you’ll never run out of space. Don’t forget to add images, icons and emojis to enhance your visual learning and make all-important memory associations.

org. chart view is perfect for essay planning and revision

Organise your ideas

Sitting down to revise often feels overwhelming. With so much to learn, where should you start? Breaking your work into manageable chunks is key to making progress. If you’re juggling multiple subjects and modules it’s important you keep your priorities clear. Starting work without direction leads to time wasted on menial tasks, while the more important areas end up being neglected. Use iMindMap’s Org. Chart View to outline your revision and streamline your workload. By creating a revision workflow, you can easily create an intuitive breakdown of the tasks you need to do for each subject. The hierarchical top-down structure will make tracing back through your ideas super easy. Your priorities can be seen at a glance, making working through your revision in the right order as simple as possible. This view is also a great tool for planning essays, as you can move from your thesis statement through to your natural conclusion with logic and structure.

org. chart view is perfect for essay planning and revision

Dodge revision boredom

Boredom may feel like a natural by-product of revision – but, when working in iMindMap, it need not be. Many of us know the path from boredom to procrastination all too well. Keeping your brain engaged is a must if you want to make the most of your revision time. Here at iMindMap, we suggest using Radial Map View to stimulate the visual side of your brain. By breaking interlinking ideas into colour-coded rings and easy-to-digest nodes you are able to add meaning to large amounts of information. All whilst being able to see a birdseye view of your revision, so your central goals never get lost.

Another great way to avoid boredom is to get active with your revision. Multiple studies have found that one of the most effective ways to retain knowledge is actually to teach someone else. With a fellow student, take it in turns using iMindMap’s Presentation View to teach each other and you’ll both be as prepared as possible for the exams which lie ahead.

Don’t leave it to the last minute again – rediscover your love of learning and get ahead on revision using iMindMap 11. Download the full-feature 7 day trial for FREE today and unlock your full potential.

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Mind Mapping for Memory: Why is it useful?

In this guest post, Thomas Jones, a Psychology student who spent some time working with us at the ThinkBuzan Headquarters, applies his know-how to Mind Mapping and the cognitive processes and theories behind the technique…

Mind mapping is one of the most powerful tools in anyone’s arsenal when it comes to remembering vast quantities of information; it provides the user with their own personal tree of knowledge on a subject of their choice.

Semantic Network Model

One of the ideas behind Mind Maps is Semantic Network Models (Collins & Quillian, 1969) which says that everyone has their own personal spider’s web, connecting everything they know about objects together, e.g. Red is connected to fire, blood, love. If one section of the networking models is activated, the surrounding links are activated. Our own personal experiences shape these connections and everybody’s semantic network models are different. Mind Mapping takes a certain subject and links everything a person knows about this subject together. This provides a vast quantity of information on one subject on a single page.

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