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Unlock the Creative Thinking Power of Your Mind

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  1. Unlock the Creative Thinking Power of Your Mind

  2. Learn to Mind Map Now!

  3. How to Mind Map

  4. Some Benefits of Mind Mapping • It helps develop Creative Thinker skills • It mirrors the way the brain looks at things • It stimulates the right (pictures) and left (words) sides of the brain • It helps link ideas • It makes use of different learning styles • It makes ideas easy to remember • It saves time – you only record the key words • It is easy to review, easy to recreate from memory and brilliant for revision! • It makes use of many different types of intelligence

  5. The Quick Start Guide to Mind Mapping The following 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps have been adapted from www.buzan.com.au

  6. An Independent Enquirer Opportunity! Make a note in your Planner to visit: www.buzan.com.au To find out more about the power of Mind Mapping and to see some great mind maps

  7. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 1. Decide on your TOPIC, PURPOSE, GOAL or FOCUS

  8. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 2. Start in the CENTRE of a blank piece of paper turned to LANDSCAPE view

  9. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 3. Using a PENCIL, quickly sketch a small IMAGE of your topic, purpose, goal or focus in the centre of the paper

  10. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 4. Keep using PENCIL and leave lots of SPACE around your key ideas so you can add ideas as you develop your mind map

  11. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 5. Use SYMBOLS to reflect your ideas and ARROWS to guide the eye

  12. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 6. COLOUR stimulates the right hemisphere of the brain so use a DIFFERENT COLOUR for each of your main branch lines Use at least 3 ADDITIONAL COLOURS for emphasis, structure, texture and creativity

  13. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 7. Draw GENTLY CURVED lines, radiating from the centre (thick tapering to thin) CONNECTING the main branches at each level to the central image Remember to make the main branches thicker to show the importance of the ideas on them

  14. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 8. Use only ONE KEY WORD or IMAGE per line for more power and to reflect flexibility in your thinking The length of the lines you draw needs to fit the length of the key words

  15. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 9. Use CAPITAL LETTERS for the main branch ideas and make all the key words sit onthe lines Use LOWER CASE letters for any additional explanatory words These words will go close underneath the main branch lines

  16. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps 10. Use IMAGES throughout to attract the eye Images stimulate the right hemisphere Eyes take in images faster than words (and recall them for longer too) Remember - a picture paints a thousand words!

  17. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps Remember: • PERSONAL STYLE is very important • It is your mind map for YOU • Develop your own style

  18. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps Finally: When learning is FUN, you learn faster and you remember it more

  19. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps – A Summary 1. Decide on your TOPIC, PURPOSE, GOAL or FOCUS 2. Start in the CENTRE of a blank piece of paper turned to Landscape 3. In the centre draw a small IMAGE of your topic, purpose, goal or focus 4. Keep using PENCIL and leave lots of SPACE around your key ideas so you can add to them as you develop your mind map 5. Use SYMBOLS to reflect your ideas and ARROWS to guide the eye 6. Use a DIFFERENT COLOUR for each of your branch lines and at least 3 ADDITIONAL COLOURS for emphasis, structure, texture and creativity

  20. 10 Steps to Making Great Mind Maps – A Summary 7. Draw GENTLY CURVED lines, radiating from the centre (thick tapering to thin) CONNECTING the main branches at each level to the central image. Remember to make the main branches thicker to show the importance of the ideas on them 8. Use only one key word or image per line for more power and to reflect flexibility in your thinking. The length of the lines you draw needs to fit the length of the key words 9. Use capital letters for the main branch ideas and make all the key words sit onthe lines Use LOWER CASE letters for any additional explanatory words These words will go close underneath the main branch lines 10. Use IMAGES throughout to attract the eye. Images stimulate the right hemisphere. Eyes take in images faster than words (and recall them for longer too). Remember - a picture paints a thousand words!

  21. A Few Mind Maps to Get You Thinking • These are on a wide range of subjects including The Life and Achievements of Marie Curie and Happiness! • Remember that you can mind map anything you like – just put the topic in the middle of the piece of paper and off you go!

  22. Now it’s over to you! Just choose your topic!