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Mind maps

Mind maps

A mind map is a visual way of summarising the information you have found out.

  • There are many different ways of doing mind maps.
  • The one shown here places the main area of research in the centre and then the arguments/key points are written on the branches coming from the centre.
  • The branch then separates into the necessary number for you to write the specific detail or example to prove that point.

Example:

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Tip: use colour and pictures to help you show links or highlight complementing/contrasting points.