How to Create a Concept Map

How to Create a Concept Map


How to create a concept map. What is a concept map? A concept map is a visual way to organize thoughts and make connections between ideas. How can I use a concept map? You can use a concept map to brainstorm and organize ideas, create an outline for an assignment, or test your knowledge and review for exams. How do I make a concept map? By following these seven steps: Step 1: Start by identifying the main topic, and brainstorm everything you know about it. Use all relevant content from lectures, texts, and other course material. Step 2: Organize your information into main points. Step 3: Start creating your map: Begin with your main topic, then branch out to major points and supporting details. Step 4: Review your map and look for more connections. Use arrows, symbols, and colours to show relationships between ideas. Step 5: Include details: definitions, equations, and diagrams are all useful. Step 6: Analyze and improve your map. Ask yourself: How do the ideas fit together? Have you made all necessary connections? Is the map accurate, logical and detailed? Step 7: As you learn more, update your concept map to reflect your better understanding. Try talking out loud about your concept map. Ask yourself: Can I describe the connections between these ideas? Following these seven simple steps will allow you to create a concept map to help you study. For more information, get in touch! Get social with the library @UGLibrary Music: Bensound.com

17 thoughts on “How to Create a Concept Map

  1. Great set of tips. We also recently included concept maps to our supported diagram types. You can easily create concept maps, add images to them, add links to different objects and a whole lot more. Do check us out by visiting https://creately.com/concept-map-maker

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  3. Thanks for the lyrics, I love your videos! Never stop making them! I was about to step off the stool and finally end my life by hanging myself when I saw this upload pop up in my subscription feed. I stepped down and clicked play and all of a sudden my depression was cured. I owe you my life. I grew up to be Mark Zuckerberg the creator of youtube. Like if you cryed.

  4. Although this video is beautiful, I'm afraid I must point out that this is more of a mind map. Concept maps do not have a spiderweb appearance, and they do not have pictures, colors, nor drawings. It would be great if you could actually create one with real theory about concept maps.

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