Concept Maps

Visual Memory
Juliette A. Stevens-Hunt
Ultimate Medical Academy, Tampa, Florida

The idea of Concept Maps, and Mind Maps are very appealing to me. I am a person when taking notes likes to make sure I like to get all the facts and keep the order at the same time. With this mapping I feel as if you can actually remember by seeing a clear picture. I will have to try this way of note taking because my memory to me is short. I found this handout very informational.

Concept Maps
Crystal Whitfield, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

After reading this piece i realized that stratagies has always worked best for me. Making something visual usually always helps me out when it comes to remembering.

Great examples, even for writing class
Paige lasko, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I loved how many different examples you show, especially that you actually had visual examples instead of just words like others had. These types of diagrams are so helpful and we even use them in my Writing class. We use it to narrow down on the acceptable types of resources for research. It makes is so much easier to find well put together resources.

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College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem. OR

This was my favorite site for concept mapping; it was straight-forward and gave many examples of the different kinds of visual diagrams. The video was a nice addition; it allowed the viewer to directly view the processes in making the maps and be lectured on the topic at the same time. This site also shared some ideas for references and resources on the topic.

Concept Map
Jessica Ficek, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR

I really like the idea of using concept maps. I have been exploring them a lot lately with my homework assignments. I liked this website because it gave easy to understand information as well as visual to help understand even better. I would recommend anyone who is learning about concept maps to use this one.

Morgan Brennan
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I think this is a great handout for any class. It does a good job of explaining how to "mind map" easily. It shows you how to outline, and gave me new ideas, I like how they put in words above the boxes, but the main term was bold. It made sense.

Keeping it Digital
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or

The ability to create visual maps to aid the memorization of confusing or detail dependent information is key. I've started using this method in other courses and find it incredibly beneficial. Although a lot of the information in this article is not unique, providing descriptions and basics similar to others, it excels at providing steps for building visual maps and, best of all, provides the tools to do it.

Drawing and writing maps is simple when it comes to pen and paper. It becomes more challenging when you have to do it digitally using the wrong tools. Some of the more tech-savvy people can use existing tools and fumble together their own functional visual map. Many others find it difficult to learn new ways to manipulate software or have trouble using it well enough to create an appealing, well-designed visual map. Minimizing unnecessary distractions helps to focus on the material at hand. Struggling with making a map with tools that weren't designed for the job can be frustrating and discourage someone from working with the important materials.

I recommend using some kind of visual map for most studies, especially the more visually-based material, such as Anatomy. A few extra minutes drawing out a complex system can make a difference. With the popularity and ubiquity of digital-note taking, programs like the pones provided, help keep information accessible and visual without drastically increasing workload.

Liberty Long, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I feel like this was really simple to read and got the point across accurately and efficiently. I know there are several different ways to mind map but I feelI relate to this way the most! This article was very helpful!

Concept mapping
Jessica Joseph, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This is a truly great study tool. It has helped me a lot in my studies because it gives me more of a visual on what I am trying to learn as well as the different layers involved with the topic. The only recommendation would be to do each layer in a different color so that they stand out more and are not confusing.

Build it your way
Johny Kubishta, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

After reading several articles on mind mapping, this article finally made sense to me. One key thing that stood out in the article was when they said, the idea is to draw a map that makes sense to you, that helps you learn what you need to learn about the concept in a way that you can "see the concept" easily. I was so concerned about doing it a certain way that I forgot that the whole idea was to build it so I could learn.

Concept Maps + downloadale tools
Dawn Winterstein, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This site has some extremely useful techniques to use when you are doing concept maps. There are several examples and a video. If you struggle with making concept maps I highly recommend this site. There are also downloadable tools to help you create concept maps. Great site!

Map Your Way to Success
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, McMinnville, OR

Concept Maps: Your Picture of How Ideas Relate to Each Other is a resource filled with study tips and tools for creating concept maps. It contains many examples and links to additional information on concept mapping. The video was very informative and brought up some interesting points regarding software tools that can be used to create maps digitally, and tools for manually creating maps.

The author stated that putting together facts in ways that show relationships can assist you in understanding the weak points since you can't complete a picture unless you know where all the parts fit. This site will be a valuable resource as I continue my college education; I suggest you check it out too


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