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The study strategy you can’t live without…

What’s a study strategy you can’t live without? For me, it’s mind mapping (i.e., visual note taking). Mind mapping helped me go from getting 1 out of 20 on my first test at university to completing degrees in Law and Psychology. It helped me get a PhD scholarship and complete my doctoral thesis. Whenever I […]

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Don’t understand something? Break it down with mindmaps

What do you do if you don’t understand something? Keep reading the same sentence over and over again? Maybe that will work. Maybe it won’t. Or you could grab some coloured pens and mind map out the content. This is what I do when I’m struggling to understand something. And this has worked for me […]

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Visual note-taking for people who think they can’t draw

If I asked you to draw a picture of a chicken what would your reaction be? “No way, I can’t draw” or “Sure, no problem!”? Many people I work with have a black and white view when it comes to drawing. They think they either can or can’t draw. For this reason, teaching any form […]

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How to Mind Map for Legal Tests and Exams

A few months ago I finished my double degree in Law and Psychology (with First Class Honours). Don’t think for a second that it was easy for me to do – it took me 8 years and every assignment/exam was difficult. Every step of the way was a challenge. When I received my graduation certificate […]

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