Mind mapping is an important tool for comprehension and retention. Read chapter first. Get an overview of the chapter. Start at the centre and work clockwise from the one o’clock position. Put it in your own words. Appeals to both sides of the brain. Prevents boredom. Put in as much detail as you need. Possibly use an application called I mind map. Or mind map for iPad. Use color, single words, all caps rather than cursive writing, keywords, curved lines. Strive for clarity, organize information hierarchically. Outer concepts less important, organic, free flowing. More important connections have thicker lines. Use images if needed. Plan ahead so you don’t run out of room. Be aware that the mind map may never be finished.
See biggerplate.com for templates.