What is mind mapping?
A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structure information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas.
Just as in every great idea, its power lies in its simplicity.
In a mind map, as opposed to traditional note taking or a linear text, information is structured in a way that resembles much more closely how your brain actually works. Since it is an activity that is both analytical and artistic, it engages your brain in a much, much richer way, helping in all its cognitive functions. And, best of all, it is fun!
If you are job searching, thinking about skills enhancement or self-development for your career, mind mapping could be quite useful. It will make you think and analyze steps the way your brain does it. So watch this video and try it; all you have to loose is the boring way of note taking that you’re used to!!
So, what does a mind map look like? Better than explaining is showing you an example. Follow this link to see.
Written by Sogol Jamali, Career Paths Placement Specialist