There are many ways to draw notes and put ideas together in graphic format. My favorite and most commonly used method is Mind Maps. This technique was created by Tony Buzzan. It puts lots of information into a pattern that is mapped around a central theme.
They can take time to make, but they are worth it in my opinion. Because when you spend time making it, you are learning it, and making it more clear in your mind. When you are mapping it out, you are thinking about how it all relates together. When reviewing material you are looking at pictures, each one unique, this greatly helps to remember the material. As a comparison, take a sheet of text that you have written, how easy is it review the material? You have to read through the blocks of text, this takes more time and energy compared with looking at a unique picture. Additionally, the process of making mind maps employs both the left and right side of your brain which can be advantageous.
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