- Determine the “subject/topic”. Write this title in the center of page with a circle around it.
- As major facts (subheadings) are presented that relate to the subject/topic, draw lines out from the circle and label.
- As additional facts are presented that relate to each subheading, draw these lines, linked to the appropriate major fact and label.
- Continue process as more defining facts or ideas are presented.
When to use
- When lecture content is well organized.
- Often effective with guest lecturer and have no idea how lecture will be presented.
- Effective if you prefer “visual” learning.
- Helps keep visual track of lecture.
- Relationships easy to see.
- Can cover lines for memory review and relationships.
- You may not hear changes in content from major points to facts.
- Can be visually overwhelming.