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Mind Maps

A mind map is a stylised spider diagram that contains information in the form of pictures and text. Mind maps can be used to plot information relevant to the different topics in geography. When you create a mind map you should use lots of colour and include diagrams and sketches. This make the information more interesting to your brain. It should also make revision more 'enjoyable'. Below is a tutorial explaining how to create mind maps.

Stage 1

In the centre of a piece of A4 paper identify the topic you are producing your mind map about. The example below is a case study of the eruption of Mount Pinatubo, a volcano in the Philippines.






Stage 2

You now need to draw the main topic branches. These need to contain the main categories of information that will be included in your spider diagram. In the mind map below we are going to use the What? When ? Why? Where? So What? technique.

Stage 3

Finally you you need to include the sub categories or detail to your mind map. The diagram below shows a completed mind map for the eruption of Mount Pinatubo.

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