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Clear and simple,
This review is from: Mind Maps: Improve Memory, Concentration, Communication, Organization, Creativity, and Time Management (Kindle Edition)
This book is like a mind map: engaging, motivational and simple.
Without being "dry"and too technical, the book is like a great "instructional manual" on why and how to use mind maps in any learning process, problem solving or in organization of everyday life. It explains how memory is created and how mind maps could be used to enhance it, how concentration and creativity could be encouraged and how we can individualize learning process and adjust the information to ourselves. Moreover, it contains a list of mind mapping programs and explains their (dis)advantages, what I find very useful.
I like the writing style: it is conversational, unpretentious and easy to read. That makes the book easy to learn and remember, it sinks in easily and it motivated me to use mind maps as an organizational tool.
Unfortunately, I was in school long before mind maps became popular and when they would have probably been considered scrawls. As I'm a visual person, I believe mind maps would have been very helpful at that time. This is the reason why I, as a teacher, encourage students to use mind maps more often.
Students (and not only students) are overloaded with information and have trouble staying focused, let alone memorizing content and connecting it to the bigger picture. An entire section in this book is devoted to teaching children to use mind maps in correct and fun ways to help them develop their memory and creativity and to show them that learning can be a children's play.
In addtion to students, teachers would especially benefit from this book, as well as anyone who wants to improve their learning and organizational process.