Teachers can be "interactive" through the whole writing process, which means discussion with the whole class and small groups.
For example, teachers can create a menu to choose from in the classroom for topics, organizational patterns and graphic organizers.
Now that you know how to create a basic mind map, let’s go over how you can use mind maps for essay writing.
If you have the opportunity to choose the topic for your paper yourself, try to find one that’s been covered by other researchers before but still gives you a chance to come up with new findings and conclusions.
Mind maps can not only make this often dreadful task a whole lot easier, but also save you a huge amount of time.
If you want to learn how this simple yet effective technique works, just follow the steps as outlined below.
Once you have a few good ideas for the subject of your paper, you can start weighing them against each other, noting down pros and cons. You’ll see various famous writers of this time mentioned in the map, as well as various aspects of their work that could be examined in a paper, such as the symbolism, dramatic conflicts or themes.
While working through both primary and secondary sources, it’s quite easy to get confused about the numerous arguments and counterarguments mentioned by the different authors.
Create a new mind map for each source (book, article, essay) you read and take notes in this mind map while you work through the text.
Alternatively, you can use one single map where you list all your sources and create branches for every page/paragraph/quote you want to use in your paper.