Mind Mapping

Happy Random Tuesday!

Today is going to be short and sweet! I mentioned in a previous post about Mind Mapping, so I thought I’d share one of mine from when I was in school, since it’s starting to get close to midterms. First, I’ll share a brief history of how I got started and then I’ll talk about what class this particular was for. Let’s get started…

Mind Mapping

How I got started:

I wasn’t introduced to mind mapping until about 2008, which was after I’d been in college for several year. This included from moving to my first college in Natchitoches, LA to my second college in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and back up to my hometown where I eventually graduated with my Psychology degree. It wasn’t until I took a studying class that I found out how to make them and put them to good use. This particular class cost me a pretty penny; however, in the long run was well worth it.

Even though I learned how to make them and whatnot about 2008, I didn’t actually put them to use until after I started on my Marine Science degree in Mississippi. This was mainly because I can get very particular about things sometimes and try to get every book or research things before I actually do the work. I have gotten better but I still do the research, which sometimes I believe is just part of my scientist part of me. Research is what I love! 😍

Geographic Information System AKA GIS:

Mind Mapping -- Visit CraftyJBird.com for more infoOne of my favorite mind maps I made was for my GIS class at USM; which is one of the reasons I still have it. Ironically, I was struggling in that class at the beginning, but mainly with the having to write down how I did something on the program not so much of working the program itself. When it comes to computers, I’m usually fairly good at figuring out how to work a program.

If I can’t for some reason figure it out then it usually only takes one maybe two times for someone having to show me how. Unfortunately, my mind works one way when it comes to most things too. I can do/fix something on a computer but the second someone asks me how I did it, is the second I go blank.

Since I didn’t do so hot on the first test, I decided I would give mind mapping a shot for the second. I used my notes and what I knew to make it. The parts I used based on what I ‘knew’ were things such as using my home state for examples and drawing out a map of my parents house at the time.

Once I went to take my test, I was able to literally draw on my test the exact things I had drawn on my mind map reminding me what was what. Needless to say, I passed the test with flying colors. 😝

Making Mind Maps:

These days there are several different ways people make their mind maps. Personally I prefer by hand; however, there are a few computer programs out there. The most popular program is named “iMindMap” created by Tony Buzan. I have been tempted so many times to purchase, but then I remind myself, I’m on my computer/electronics enough.Teavana.comThere you go, fairly short and sweet. Hope you enjoyed! If you haven’t tried mind mapping yet, I suggest you do so. They really are handy and make things easier. And actually, mind mapping isn’t just for students, anyone can use them to help with things such as scheduling and a project for work.

Have any questions about mind mapping? Please feel free to comment below and I’ll respond back as soon as possible! Thanks for visiting! Hope to see you again!

Crafty JBird

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