Revision looming – picture your notes in a Mind Map

Many people find mind maps are a very useful tool when doing exam revision. They can act as a powerful memory aid in an examination because they are visual. Mind maps show the relationships between component topics within an overall subject area.

revision mindmap

The key points to remember when creating your mind map are: –

  • Create your map from the centre and work outwards
  • Keep your points brief – use key words, authors, theories or processes
  • Use lines to show connections between things
  • Be prepared to re-work the map until you are happy with the organization (using software to create your maps makes this quick and easy)
  • Include colour, symbols and pictures to make it more memorable

You can create mind maps by hand – drawing them out on paper – or you can use software.  There are two applications – MindGenius and Inspiration – available on the HWU Student Desktop.

There are also apps available for both applications – see Mind Mapping Apps

You can also get your own personal copy of MindGenius – free – see our Software page for details.

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