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Visual Learners: Try Concept Mapping

If you are a visual learner, try concept/mind mapping for your nursing school notes, says Tyrhonda King, MSN, RN, a professional nurse tutor at Chamberlain’s Arlington campus. Examples might include drawing a picture or creating a table or chart. To create a concept map, place the topic in the center of the page within a circle, for example. Each key point should have its own box, while supportive information will have its own shape and branch from the key point. “Be fun and creative,” said King. “Add different colors and change the shape of the key point and data as your map grows.” King also advises to keep the supportive data short and to the point and to summarize in your own words to make the information meaningful to you.