Creating concept maps, which are also known as graphic organizers, is a powerful study strategy because it helps you see the “big picture” of your learning.
There are generally four types of concept maps, although many more exist. Take time to review the ones below, identifying how they are different and how you might use them to study.
Example 2: This example illustrates the relationship between ideas that are part of a process, such as a Food Chain.
Example 3: This example illustrates the Causes and Effects for an event, such as The Civil War.
Example 4: This example illustrates the relationship between main idea, such as Climate Change, and supporting details.
While creating concept maps by hand can be a great first start, there are existing technology tools that allow you to make maps digitally.
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