Thursday, 16 October 2008

Mind Maps

gearfire has a nice little article on using mind maps to take notes with.
I find taking notes using simple bullet points and lists is not the most effective way of taking notes as I struggle to remember how certain points inter-connect.

I've been looking into mind maps and have found that they are a useful tool in the note-taking arsenal (depending on the situation).

The article at gearfire discusses the strengths of mind maps and offers some online mapping apps that you can use. To be honest I quite like pen and paper, but occasionally it is useful to be able to include a mind map in a presentation or report.

1 comment:

David Pierce said...

I'm glad you liked the post! It was one of my first at Gearfire, I'm really glad it id something for you.

I definitely hear you about pen and paper for a mindmap- there's something irritating about conforming to a particular method of notetaking.

Thanks for the link, happy Holidays!