Follow these seven simple steps to create a concept map to help you study!
How to create a concept map.
What is a concept map?
A concept map is a visual way to organize thoughts and make connections between ideas. How can I use a concept map? You can use a concept map to brainstorm and organize ideas, create an outline for an assignment, or test your knowledge and review for exams. How do I make a concept map? By following these seven steps...
Start by identifying the main topic, and brainstorm everything you know about it. Use all relevant content from lectures, texts, and other course material.
Organize your information into main points.
Start creating your map: Begin with your main topic, then branch out to major points and supporting details.
Review your map and look for more connections. Use arrows, symbols, and colours to show relationships between ideas.
Include details: definitions, equations, and diagrams are all useful.
Analyze and improve your map. Ask yourself: How do the ideas fit together? Have you made all necessary connections? Is the map accurate, logical and detailed?
As you learn more, update your concept map to reflect your better understanding. Try talking out loud about your concept map. Ask yourself: Can I describe the connections between these ideas? Following these seven simple steps will allow you to create a concept map to help you study.
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