Authors: Augustine Ejeh
Affiliation: American University of Nigeria


Keywords: Note taking, Mind map, Information communication technology
ABSTRACT. Note taking is the process of taking note in a place where an event is happening like class or meeting or any important occasion when necessary. It is important to take note because the information presented in class or meeting often contains the central concepts of the course and the material most likely to be included on exams if a students or being asked by the boss if a secretary (Academic Skill Center, 2011). The main aim of my project which is “mind mapping technique for note taking” is to develop a system with the aid of information communication technology tools that enables user who learn best by using words (NovaMind, 2011) to regularly review key concept, repeating or reciting key concepts from class, reflecting or connecting your ideas or speaker owns to other notes and reading, event (class, meeting, etc) (Academic Skill Center, 2011). That is, developing a system that enable you to quickly create notes using a Mind Map as you listen to lecture (Garret, C., 2007). A mind map is a graphical figure used to represent and focus on an idea or central key word that other ideas, words, tasks, or other items are arranged around it and then linked to. It is actually a graphical method of taking notes. Mind Maps are a visual diagram with bubbles and lines representing relationships and ideas between them. The core idea usually sits in the middle with related topics branching out from it. Ideas are further broken down as well as extended until your page looks like an impressionist painting of a spider colony (Garret, C., 2007). Mind map with ideas branching into their subsections generally take tree branching or hierarchical format. Mind map allows when recording ideas and information, a greater creativity by allowing the association of words with visual representation hence helping with memory and organization (Farrand, P., Hussain, F and Hennessy, E., 2002).


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