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Mind Mapping Magic

Mind mapping is a technique that maximizes the use of your brain power and enables you to study and preserve information more efficiently. Because of this, mind maps have been recognized as a very efficient method of studying.

Mind maps function in similar way to how our brain and mind work, through processing and retaining information in the visual way. It takes the fundamental idea of how your mind organizes information, ideas, and thoughts and produces a structure that allows easier learning and recalling.

For instance, suppose you think about your school. From "school" a number of connected concepts can be developed. You will think about your lessons and your classroom. Those factors are connected to the word “school”, so your mind comes up with the images of lessons and classrooms. This is how mind mapping functions. It places the basic concept in the middle, and then produces connections based upon it.

In the context of learning and studying, it becomes a more efficient method of recalling things, as it doesn’t rely on learning through taking notes or rote memorization. It replaces brute memory with the fundamental concepts used by your mind. If the pressure to recalling unrelated detail is removed and concepts are permitted to organize by themselves, they tend to flowing freely. Hence, it is easier for you to recall study material more clearly.
Using Mind Mapping
You study for an exam, feeling confident that you can remember it. Then, while taking the exam you come to a question you can't remember and you find yourself forgetting about everything which follows.

This is what occurs when you learn through rote memorization. You memorize the facts without having the structure of the fundamental concepts. If you focus on understanding the concepts, you will find that there it will be easier to recall details that are connected to the concepts. This is just how mind map works. It assists you in understanding the fundamental concepts and thus assists you in learning and retaining more information. This is the perfect scenario for studying.

Depending on your requirements and personal preferences, it shouldn't be difficult to come up with a functional mind map. In fact, there are many people who come up with more advanced ways of drawing these maps. Even though they may use various techniques, still, they are using common objective. That objective is to plan and formulate the mind map to aid in the goal of total recall. Try bringing the idea into action and you will see that your ability to learn and understand will greatly improve.