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For many people mind maps and concept maps seem to be the same thing. Thus, they are often mixed up. They resemble each other, but they have their own distinctive functions. Let’s find out which one is better: concept map vs mind map. You will find out which one is more appropriate depending on the reason you use one of them. Benefits They are both graphical representations of information and many studies have shown the multiple benefits of visual learning. For instance, it improves memory and creativity, promotes better understanding, makes things easy to structure, and even improves task management. Both are simple to use and this is one of the best leverages. Little kids, students, and adults can benefit from these tools. These diagrams help you think outside the…

ADD is a condition associated with learning and concentration difficulties. People suffering from ADD, usually children and teenagers, find it hard to focus on a task as their brains jump from one topic to another, restlessly. This is why those suffering from this condition require special learning and teaching methods. The mind mapping and concept mapping method is a simple way to capture our thoughts by visualization, without necessarily organizing or prioritizing them. This is very similar to how our minds work. In other words, mind maps could be perfect for those suffering from ADD as they encourage the mind to roam freely on a desired subject without boxing itself into constricting and tedious topics. ADD is a very real and common disorder that affects 11% of schoolchildren and has…

You know you are facing a problem when you find yourself in a condition which is different than the desired one. If the problem is simple, then the solution is usually quite obvious. But when you’re facing a more complex issue, the card up your sleeve is to get in a problem-solving state of mind. There is a saying that in order to understand a problem profoundly, you need to see the bigger picture. If this doesn’t come naturally at first, mind mapping will help you. Mind maps let you create visual databases, so you can see everything in one page – the root of your problem, its causes, on-the-spot ideas on how you can fix it, etc. Let’s take an example: you have a travel agency that’s going through…

For a lot of us, going on a business trip is “double trouble”, partly because preparing for this is unlike preparing for a family trip and partly because you need to get in shape for business meetings and presentations. In both cases, being well-prepared is the key, and it will give you that sense of confidence of having things under control. And how to get organized the right way, you might ask? We’ll, there are two things you should definitely consider if you want a solid business travel plan. Plan everything with time management in mind. This will make you focus on your trip’s priorities. Use concept maps for individual or even team brainstormings to put together all business-related to-dos. Start from the core – your business trip, and enumerate…

Let’s say you need to do a product presentation, the first thing you do is a sketch, right? So, why not use concept maps from the beginning? This way you will get a visual display of the whole story in one single page. First step: identifying the main idea. This will be the title of your ‘message map’, so keep it short if possible. Our example is a strong line to point out the product’s good quality/price report. Second step: find a few main ideas that branch out of your central idea, same as you would do with a statement when you need to support it with arguments. At this point you’ll give a frame to your presentation and, in the same time, you’ll give more details about the product.…