Mind mapping your Term Paper

Dr. Purushothaman
January 15, 2014


Term paper writing using the mind mapping technique to outline makes the process of your term paper writing well manageable for the writer and the chapters very easy to read, compelling and consistent for the readers.
If you want to learn the procedure of writing a term paper outline, mind mapping is better than any linear outlining method in a number of ways, which gives the author the privilege of using free thinking and relativity in writing the term paper. The author easily adds or subtracts a thought or phrase through a mind map, and saves him from the hassle which he might confront while using a linear outline. This is an excellent way to start your paper, organize and finish it.
What is mind mapping?
Mind mapping is a color-coded outline of the main ideas, sub topics and the details, printed on different colored branches that connect to the center. In the center you will write the main idea such as the title of term paper. Different colors should be used for every subtitle or chapter.
What are the advantages of mind mapping?
Firstly, this approach is open-ended and open minded. It saves the author from going through the trouble of squeezing new ideas into the strict and tight form of a linear outline, which means adjusting all the subtitles within a particular chapter. With this approach you may make mistakes, as these imperfections lead to creativity and perfection. Mind mapping expands flexible thinking, making your way for better writing.
Secondly, mind map uses only three to five concrete or color words on a branch. These words are indicative of the idea that we want to present, which helps jog our memory by trying to recall the details that we intend to include pertaining to a particular word.
Thirdly, mind maps speed your writing because you write key phrases that are fairly comprehensive. When you sit down ready to write the term paper, a look at the phrases on the mind maps is all that you need and the ideas or answers flow naturally.
Fourthly, in mind maps you see everything related to the parts, or in other words nothing seems as if it out of place or has been squeezed in a chapter unnecessarily. Your thesis, your chapter titles, and chapter contents all flow because you have answered each question that your reader asked. Speedy techniques help me to write at least two or three term papers each year, and makes the term paper more organized, more focused, clear, easier to read, and finally brings more sales because people understand the information quickly and easily.
How do I create my mind map?
Use a large sheet of paper which is at least 8 by 11 inches, but I recommend a large square of poster board, so you can spread out! You should also have six to seven colored tip pens ready in primary and bright colors; and they should all be different colors.
Even though later you may want to change your mind about the contents on paper, this initial mind map gives you the overall picture of your term paper and what it shares with its readers. It will give you an idea whether this out lay is enough or is there more that needs to be added.
Mind mapping is an excellent, practical as well as convenient way to start, organize, and finish your term paper.

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