Before I read this book, I thought that mind maps were just a way of doodling random thoughts onto paper. However, after having read Ken Arthur's very informative book on the subject, I realize that mind maps are much more than that. They can not only improve study methods, but they also have the potential to enhance our quality of life. By using mind maps one is able restructure everyday life for the better; one can save time by planning and doing things more efficiently so we can spend more time on things that we actually like.
The book goes through many areas where you can use mind maps, from how to create your shopping-list to writing novels, teaching your children, engaging in group-work, and note-taking. There are plenty of detailed examples in the book that demonstrate the different uses of mind maps; and the text is written in a lucid, easy-to-read style. Ken guides you through techniques on how to create different mind maps step-by step so you are never left hanging, wondering how you actually are supposed to do it. At the end of the book you also get some really handy tips on mind map programs for your computer, tablet or phone.
Thanks to this book, I am now a convinced mind-map user. So far, it has worked great for me. I warmly recommend it to anyone who wants to find new ways of organizing their thoughts and lives.