Concept Mapping

Concept Map Advantage
Cassandra Zeller, College Sophomore
Chemeketa community college, Salem, Oregon

This site gives and explains all the information you need to know about concept mapping. Not only does it explain in full detail what it is, it gives you example concept maps, gives you reasons on the benefits of using them, and it also gives you sites you can go to for further information.

Concept maps are a great way to keep track and sort out informationsfor a school assignment or even business information.

Concept Mapping for any subject!
Emily Day, College Junior
Chemeketa Community College, Salem. OR

This site is a break down of what you should and can do for Mapping an idea that you have. You can use it for any subject which is really helpful. I will for sure start using from now on!

Concept Mapping
College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or

This site is basically an FAQ of concept mapping. It's short and to the point letting you know all the important things to know and remember about concept mapping. It also gives different ways to make and use them. It was very helpful, short, but quite detailed.

Easy to understand
Doug Bishop, College Freshman
Chemeketa, Salem, OR

I liked this one because to me it was the one that was easiest to understand. It was organized and easy to read. I appreciated the real handwritten diagrams/examples of maps. I also liked the bullets as points to be made, as opposed to a bunch of writing.

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HS Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I had heard a little about mind mapping before, but didn't really know what it was. After reading this article, I understand not only what mind mapping is, but how and why I should be doing it.

Mind mapping
Klain Pippert
Chemeketa Community College , Salem, OR

I like the idea of the imagery with this mind mapping idea. I like how it is creative and not boring. I like how it makes brain storming more simple and easier to look things over. it helps keep things simple.

College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Mcminnville, Oregon

Concept Mapping This article is great! It shows you samples of a concept map. It even describes what it is, why we use it,who can use it, and what it can be used for.

I think this will be useful for brainstorming.

Dusti Patten
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I found this article to be extremely helpful. I never thought about using concept mapping for studying. This article pointed out that it is a very simple and quick way to study the material. It can also help point out the areas that need to be studied more in depth. I really appreciated the pictures of the concept maps. It reminded me how simple and useful they are.

Concept Mapping Review
Gabrielle Ralls, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Or

This website did a very good job at explaining the purpose of a concept map. I never fully understood the value in concept maps before reading this article but now I can see the benefits from using them.

concept mapping
Braegan Lovegrove
Chemeketa Community college , Salem OR

I found this site to be very helpful. Has great tips about organizing your thoughts. It was easy follow along and read. It was very simple. I enjoyed the pictures. It gave me a good visual aide about what they were talking about. Good concepts and ideas.

The Map
Richard Henley
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

I never would've thought to layout all the information I'm studying into a visual map. This will really help me in the future. I've always struggled with studying because of my learning style, but I believe this will help.

Yesenia Acevedo , HS Freshman
Chemeketa community college , Salem,Oregon

Reading this article is a great way to relearn the importance of planning and organizing notes using hierarchies. I like that this article explains how to use it, when to use it, but most importantly why you should use it. Good read.

Concept Mapping
Dallas Gentemann
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I love this site because it really breaks down visual organization and concept mapping. I have never really been good at making these kinds of maps so I definitely found this helpful. The site explains what a concept map is, how, why, and when to use it, also it gives examples of what they look like. I really like that it gives you examples of what it looks likes because then you know how yours should look in order for it to be useful. I really like the section where they explain how to make a concept map. My favorite tips are to use color, and different symbols. I think those two are very helpful in creating a concept map that you can actually learn and review from.

Another awesome thing from this site is the links that it gives to other sites that will further help you in creating the best concept map to help you. Overall, fantastic site on concept mapping!

Concept Mapping
College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This article was simple and easy to understand. It talks about what concept mapping is and how to use it. I really like how they showed some samples of concept maps. I used these maps before starting an essay but I never thought of using color. I'll try using color next time I make a concept map.

Visual Organization
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

I like the concept of concept mapping presented on this website. I think that visual organization in general is a really great way for some students, including myself, to better understand a concept.

Concept mapping is effective because it requires the student to examine cause and effect, relationships and inter-relationships, differences, or hierarchies within the concept as a whole. I enjoy using concept maps in many areas of my life as an easy form of visual organization.

concept mapping
Nicole Giesbrecht
Chemeketa Community College, Salem Oregon

This site is about what concept mapping is and how to create a concept map. The site starts off by telling you what a concept map is. They include two real examples of a concept map created by students.

The site then goes on to describe why concept maps are used, what they can be used for, who can use concept maps (everyone!), and how to make a concept map. Some of the ways to make a concept map include identifying the topic, brainstorming what you know about the topic, and placing information on your map.

Also included on this site are things to look out for when creating a concept map and a link to a free software download that can be used to help create your concept map. I chose to review this site is because I have never been good at taking any kind of notes. Usually when taking notes in class I try and write everything from power points that are given in class and when it comes to taking note from a text book I end up taking too many notes or not enough notes. I am hoping that by learning to create concept maps I will be able to create more focused notes in the future.

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

University of Guelph posted an article on concept maps. Concept maps are a graphical way of organizing thoughts to show a correlation of related material. This article gives examples of a simple map and a more complex map. A simple map can be completed relatively quickly, while a more complex map may take more time and thought. Anyone can use concept mapping. You need a main topic, to brainstorm ideas on the topic, and place the information on a map. Add branches, arrows, color, boxes, or decorate it in a way that best fits your project. Don't forget to add information relevant to your subject into the map. Using concept maps moves you beyond rote memory and helps build critical thinking and mostly is an awesome tool to help study for those exams. This article mostly aligned with our module 8 assignment. The idea of concept mapping is not a new one, just an underutilized one by me. They are a simple yet effective way of organizing material to use as a study tool. I enjoyed the example showing a simple way to use a map and another example of a more intricate use of the map.


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