The advantages of a mind
- You know immediately what the mind map is about. The subject of this mind map almost 'pops'
out of the centre of the page. A
- You see the hierarchical importance in a glimpse. The structure of the branches shows you
immediately the various relations between several pieces of information
- A mind map will enable you to obtain a helicopter view in order to see various correlations
between key ideas. This gives you a good chance to rethink about the several connection possibilities.
This could mean a huge advantage while preparing for an essay or when you are developing an idea.
- All information is on ONE piece of paper; you cannot get out of context, which is the case
with several pieces of paper.
- All points mentioned above combined with the fact that every handmade Mind Map is by default
is unique, remembering goes effortlessly. Reviewing info in a mind map will only take 2-3 minutes at the
most. This really is a very efficient and effective way of reviewing.
- We all know the saying "a picture can tell a thousand words. This is exactly what happens
with a mind map. One has less to memorize (1 image), while you remember more (1000 words). On average you
need 90% less words in order to get a better insight and overview of the matter you're dealing
- You can always add extra info
- With a mind map the mind of the user stays open, which will influence creativity in a
- A mind map will provide you with clarity within complex relations between subjects
- A mind map will show you in a simple but clear way an overview of contradictions, paradoxes
and leaking holes in your information (what you're missing in the avalanche of info)
- A mind map will provide you with the necessary armor in order to direct good questions in a
conversation. A mind map will stimulate your personal discovery within the information in front of you.
- A mind map will show you what you don't know
- A mind map will show you where you are with your knowledge (very handy for teachers and it's
students; you know exactly what your student knows; what he/she understands and what he/she doesn't)
- A mind map gives you the opportunity to jump between several different topics without losing
control over it
Lets see what the disadvantages of a mind map are.