A list of Mind Mapping Instructional Videos
I find that the most effective studying uses 3 phases: 1. exposure, 2. incubation, and 3. reiteration. Your brain wasn’t designed for cramming. Like it or not, repeated exposure make things feel important and memorable. It seems boring, but I do not think that there is a good way around it. You can take notes as an outline or mind map. Once you have your notes on paper, let them sit for at least a few hours. Then copy them along with diagrams and reference from the textbook into your own bound notebook. There are a lot of interesting videos about Mind Mapping on Youtube. I have posted a few here.
There are also pieces of software that will help you make clean-looking mind maps. There is even a program out the re that will help you organize your digital files and projects according to linked mind maps. For studying, I tend to think that using your hands to draw and write on paper is more engaging. Another advantage of going about business this way is that it’s cheap. But your mileage may vary, and if you try out some software I would love to hear how it went.
Here are some videos that go over the basics: