Friday, November 03, 2006

M263: A new way of studying?

During my studies with the OU I have as yet to find an ideal study method, with trying out a different technique for each of the course I have studied so far.

Therefore for M263 I am trying out something new. First of all I am reading each section and underlining keywords and passages, then using this information I am creating a mind map (on paper), and finally constructing a concept map using IHMC’s CmapTools.

ref: CmapTools

My reason for doing my studying for this course in this way is in the hope of:
  1. help in re-enforcing the information I am taking in;
  2. being able to retain the information longer;
  3. have a good set of notes that make revision easier.
As an example below is my concept map for section 2.4 – Sets. Click on the image to see a larger version.

1 comment:

cindy said...

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