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Use Both Sides of Your Brain: New Mind-Mapping Techniques, Third Edition (Plume) Paperback – January 1, 1991
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The book follows a logical sequence - from explaining how the brain works and how it should be used, through lessons on speed reading and mind mapping, and finishing off with a section on study techniques. The book is full of illustrations and graphs and it is very easy to read.
I would recommend this book to every student or self student. It will improve your study productivity and your memory a lot. Perhaps it should be also combined with other books by Buzan, especially Speed Reading and Make the Most of Your Mind. I only wish I had discovered Buzan earlier.
This book is great for students and professionals alike and I found it especially useful while studying for my MBA classes.
it appears to be based on some solid research about how the
This book is must reading for students, and for anyone else
trying to keep up with the literature in a field. The book
discusses study techniques, and the centerpiece of the book
is a discussion of an innovative, efficient, and highly
effective note-taking technique called ``mind mapping''.
If you only read the chapter on mind mapping alone, you'll
be amply rewarded for the time you spend with this book.
Most of the information within this book has been repeated (on many occasions) in Buzan's other works in more detail (ie., separate publications of memory, speed reading and mindmapping.)
What this book does provide though is a 'context' for the more detailed reading that you will NEED to do once completing this book. Mind mapping is not explained in depth in this book and you will want to find something else to cover that topic in more depth. Memory techniques are little more than intimated at in this publication so if you want to take that further it's another book again.
This volume isn't expensive so start here to set the scene for more specific brain techniques.
Thanks to Buzan's ideas, I managed to pass both parts of the exam the first time. I used mind maps, memorization techniques he presented and in general, studied extensively. To be sure, I modified his techniques to fit my own style, but it worked. Mind mapping and mnemonics make good partners!
As with many other study techniques, it is still a lot of work and requires effort, and sometimes you'll have to make time to study when you'd rather do something else. In other words, you'll still need self discipline. But in my opininon, it makes the time studying a lot more fun.
Your mind maps don't have to be great works of art -- and they can be revised -- in fact, the process will help you remember better.
It's possible to do well and pass -- even ace -- tests without these techniques. But if you want something that will make the process more fun and probably more efficient, then this is the book for you.
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This is the 2nd Buzan book I've read, and it's exceptional.
Buzan tells readers what the educational system doesn't. Read more
It wasn't particularly relevant...nvm. They keep holding the comments.Published 7 months ago by Nymms
After my left-side stroke, I was forced to understand of what is happening upstairs,Published 9 months ago by Robert J. O'Brien
An older book but worth a read and definitely good to apply the techniques within.Published 10 months ago by JBsReviews
Perfect present for my college bound 17yr old. Very useful info.Published 14 months ago by John Roy
A little windy but has some really great ideas about learning. I have been able to incorporate a few of them into my e-learning design but a lot of them have to do with learning... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ben Pitman
Great book! I read it 25 years ago! Buy it, you wont be sorry!Published 18 months ago by Trevor Savage