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Concept maps are used to organize material by grouping and connecting key ideas and themes. This method is particularly useful if you're a visual learner and can be a great way to organize your notes after the lecture, even if you take notes in class using a different method.
How it works:
This method involves creating a “tree” or diagram around a central concept. Start with a central topic, then branches or points are added which demonstrate the relationship or connection to the related topic. Try to be concise and use your shorthand here, otherwise the map will be hard to follow.