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7. Use Mind Maps or Spider Diagrams
- In the earlier pages we cited an example of creating a ‘map’ of the syllabus in the form of a ‘family tree’
- Mind maps and spider diagrams are similar but more flexible. Start with the subject title in a circle in the middle of the page and work outwards with lines linking to other circles or words or pictures that convey the content of the Course.
- There are a variety of similar techniques for creating some form of graphical picture that highlights the things to be remembered in the Course.
Part 2: The Adventure of Learning
Meandering about in the Internet, I have come across the following which I think have a place here. I hope you find them helpful.
“Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.” ~ William A. Ward
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” ~ Conrad Hilton
“I’m not telling you it is going to be easy — I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it” ~ Art Williams
“When I was young I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures, so I did ten times more work.” ~ Bernard Shaw
“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” ~ Carl Bard
“Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. it’s not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it’s when you’ve had everything to do and you’ve done it.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
8. Build up a Revision Resource Bank
- Through this and previous pages we have made suggestions on ways of layout, use of mnemonics, use of double columns, use of flash cards, use of mind maps, spider diagrams etc.
- We have also suggested that you start revision from the earliest weeks of the Course.
- Store these resources separately from your notes and refer to them regularly. They are constant reminders.