Mindmaps

Mindmaps are diagrams that are used to represent words, ideas, tasks or other items. They link these items radially around a key word or idea in the center.

Mind maps are used to visualize, structure, generate and classify ideas.

It is also great help for study, organization, writing, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making.

Mind map elements are arranged intuitively according to the perceived importance of the concepts.

They are classified into groupings, branches, or areas.

The goal of mind maps is to understand the structure of a subject and how various pieces of information are related.

The center of a mind map holds the key idea. Like a tree, it branches out in all directions.

Individual branches and subsequent twigs becomes a path to new ideas that spur you to think more deeply about a subject.

The non-liner, graphical and radial characteristics of Mindmaps encourage a brainstorming approach to organizing and planning tasks.

Mind Maps and other graphical representations have been used for centuries.

They have facilitated learning, brainstorming, visual thinking and problem solving by educators, engineers psychologists, and more.

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