Sunday, December 17, 2006


'Quality memory is the product of its own creation'

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How to Mind Map - create quality memory

‘Imagination is more important than knowledge’ Einstein

‘How to Mind Map’ a book by Tony Buzan

’......when I was a teenager I began to notice the extraordinary paradox that the more notes I took the worse my studies and memory became. In an effort to improve matters I began to underline key words in red and put important things in boxes. Magically my memory began to improve.’

In psychology there are two main things important to the brain during learning: Association and Imagination

A Mind Map is a simple and highly effective organisational thinking tool

‘Each branch mirrors a new neurone connection of memory.’

How to Mind Map?

- start in centre of page – word links radiate from central point
- image for centre – an image is worth a thousand words
- use approx. 6 main branches
- branch outwards using associated key words
- use colour – it is as exciting for the brain as images
- use text size and shape to represent the word
- use images, such as word imagery and silly scribbles
- let your imagination build your inter-linked memory network

Mind Mapping is only ineffective if:
- you are lazy / can’t be bothered
- you have a photographic memory

We spend hours on learning & understanding in class and at home. But do we spend equal time on remembering it in a form retrievable in the exam room? If not the job is only half done.

Remember: ‘Quality memory is a product of its own creation’

Good Luck!

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Creating effective memory

'Quality memory is the product of its own creation'

Imaginative, visual, structured and individual

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