Mind map for Beginners. How to make learning fun and fast.
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Mind map for Beginners. How to make learning fun and fast.

Learn to Mind Map in 2 hrs with these succinct videos. A vital 21C skill to deal with information overload.
4.5 (371 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
2,078 students enrolled
Created by Darius Namdaran
Last updated 11/2017
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Draw your first mind map
  • Choose if mind mapping works for you.

  • Calculate how much time mindmapping will save you.

  • Discover why Colleges and Universities recommend mind mapping for students
  • Need blank A4 paper and a pen.
  • A hot drink :)

Learn how to mind map. This course will take you as a complete beginner with carefully crafted time lapse videos that condense the normal 6 hours to learn this valuable life long skill into 90 min. Discover how mindmapping can transform your study strategy, saving stress and time. Saving over 2 weeks revision a year. Its especially valuable for working students. You will learn why people map and how to mind map using lots of walk through and time-lapse videos.

Learn Mind Map Basics Quickly and Thoroughly Using Five Principles.

  1. Discover why people mind map.
  2. Find your mind mapping style
  3. Learn five main principles of mind mapping.
  4. Know which words to put on your branches.
  5. Draw your own mind map

Ideal foundation course for High school pupils, University students and working students.

You’ll learn how to create a mind map in a step by step fun visual way, as you watch me draw mind maps, so you can see how its done, and the variety of techniques. Its a simple immersive way to learn how to create mind map notes is with a paper and pen.

Mindmap drawing is a simple and powerful learning tool. You can create a mind map straightforwardly with this course. I will show you how the only mindmap tool you need to get started is a paper and pen. You will learn how to mindmap in five easy steps. Using this simple technique you can learn how to create a mind map in an evening.

I’ve designed this course with lots of time-lapse video of maps being drawn to make it fast and visually engaging. A lot has been fitted into this fast paced course. All the main mind mapping techniques are covered. It would probably take a 5 hour course in real life to do the same without the time-lapse videos.

Mind map technique is simple, but takes a little practice, especially selecting keywords. There are some exercises and demonstrations to show how mind mapping works in real life. Knowing what words to put on the branches is an important mind map technique that is often overlooked and needs a little practice. Its normally what trips people up with actually using mind mapping in real life. There are two videos dedicated to this typical hurdle.

The course is full of creative mind map ideas which you can do without being an artist. Its like painting by numbers or colouring in once you know the techniques. See how you don’t need to be artistic to draw a mind map.

You will learn how to draw a mind map by doing the step by step walkthrough and draw a mind map in real time.

Mind mapping is great for revision. I will show you how a basic revision mind map can save you over 60 hours revision a year for high school, university or professional development. Revision maps need a strong grasp of finding the key words to put on the branches. This is a core focus of this course. Keywords are crucial for exam revision and successful mind map revision.

This course is the foundation for how to use mind mapping for studying. Learning mind mapping as a student is the ideal way to learn the skill. Once you have it you can use it for planning a project, business mind map and mind map brainstorming.

If your a student I’m sure you will complete this course inspired and equipped with mind map ideas that will save you time and help you learn faster.

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for students: High school/ College/ University or Professional Development
  • People completely new to mind mapping
  • Beginners at mind mapping
  • Students who are feeling overwhelmed with information overload.
  • Students looking for more efficient ways to study
  • Not for people who take notes infrequently
  • Not for people who want to learn to mind map on a computer
Course content
Expand all 26 lectures 02:11:16
+ Introduction to the course
4 lectures 17:20

I’ll go over the broad topics we’ll cover in the course, as well as review the supplemental material and assignments. I’ll also touch on why the course will help students, and what they’ll get out of it once they’ve completed it.

Preview 02:35

A rapid fire overview of the top five steps towards a well structured and powerful mind map.

Preview 02:29

I share a little about myself, living in Scotland, 25 years of mind mapping experience in teaching, business, public speaking, community engagement, youth work, permaculture design and coaching. How I discovered my dyslexia and was motivated to condense these 25yrs of experience into this timelapse video course.

Preview 04:09
Discover how mind mapping can save 69 hours of rereading your notes compared to written notes. See why people deal with information overload using mind mapping to fit five pages of written notes onto one page. How saving 9 mins reading notes saves 69 hours a year or $500 on minimum wage or average wage it’s $1400 per year.
Preview 08:07
+ How to Mind Map- Beginners Basics
4 lectures 14:52

How you will Learn:

  • 3 Types of maps
  • 5 principles of mind mapping
  • How to find the best key words
  • Draw your first mind map
Overview of the skills you’ll learn

Quick start guide to mind mapping. What you need to know to start a mind map. Five powerful principles: The first three give structure to the map and the final two boost your maps power.

How to mind map: The Five core principles
Why the central image works and how you can use it in a mind map without feeling you have to be an artist.
How Central images ancor ideas and keep your focus.

You will see a range of maps drawn at different speeds: Timelapse maps where a 10min map is seen drawn in 10 seconds, twice the speed and normal speed while I talk. It helps you to learn to read and draw maps.

Immersive experience with timelapse maps
Mind Map Principles Quiz
4 questions
+ Keywords: The key to effective mapping. It brings Focus and Power to Thinking
4 lectures 35:29
The Killer Rule: One Word Per Line

Discover how unpacking keywords from new information will help conquer information overload. How to unpackage a sentence to its key points and how to decide which is of primary importance. We will be using the analogy of taking a delivery of parcels for a construction/planting project

Effective mind mapping Core Skill- Target Keywords.
A puzzle to work out the primary word and secondary word in a series of sentences.
Preview 12:54

I systematically show how to strip down text into key words.

How to turn your notes into Keywords Demonstration Exercize
Keyword Quiz
1 question
+ Branches: How to use branches to increase structure and meaning in your maps.
6 lectures 25:43
The No.1 Stumbling block for beginners.

I take a paragraph of notes that have been stripped down to Keywords and show you the decision making process involved in putting them on mind map branches. This exercise really helps you get confident in knowing where to place your words on a mind map. This is one of the main stumbling blocks for beginners.

Where to put your keywords on branches. A Demonstration.
Using highlighting to find keywords.
Underlining for key words Exercise 3
Understand the 3 types of mind map: Sketch map, Standard map and memory map. Learn when messy is helpful and when neat brings best results. We will explore how not to waste time trying to have perfect notes first time.
Preview 03:01

Here is a short fable. I'd like you to try and turn it into a little mind map with the principles you have learnt as a 'Sketch Map'.

A Challenge to you. Can you Map this Fable?
+ Why Mind mapping is Worth it
1 lecture 07:26
The five reasons why people mind map are for greater Focus, Simplicity, Capture Flow, Identify connections and own the content. This video goes into how the mind mapping process coaches you to keep your concentration on the main topic, identify key words, track the flow of meaning, identify ‘golden connections’ and internalise the information so it’s useful to you.
Top 5 reasons people use mindmapping instead of written notes
+ Frequent Questions
1 lecture 01:33

Being artistic is not required to do a mind map. Its like colouring in. Follow a few simple steps and you can make a decent map.

Preview 01:33
+ Overview
6 lectures 28:53
A mind map exercise. Do two things at once, do your first mind map and learn more about the power of branches.
Lets Draw a Mind map together.

A rapid fire overview of the top learning points made in the course. The key ingredients of a transformation in your note taking and learning.

The Top 25 Points covered in the course
After a final summary mind map of everything youv’e learnt, I ask if you feel I’ve delivered on my promise to show you why people map, how to mind map and if mind mapping is for you. With a warning.
The Checklist: Did we hit the goals?

A final summary mind map of all the important things you've learnt. I ask if you feel I’ve delivered on my promises to show you why people map, how to map and if mind mapping is for you. With a warning.

I sometimes do written notes too :)

Specific advice for High school students, Universtiy Students and working students:

  • High School: Concentrate on keywords
  • University: Start mapping recommended reading
  • Working students: Map your first three lectures really well + have a mind map study system.
Bonus: Advice for working students and what to do next.

Description of my flash map system for condensing 60+ course maps into one flash map which I memorised and redrew in the exam before I even opened the first question paper.

Bonus: Revision with flash maps for working students.