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I'm a visual learner but I hate mind maps. My 4th grade teacher made us copy our history notes as a mind map. All I remember from that time was a bunch of details crammed into little bubbles on one sheet of ruled paper. I had no idea what the point of the mind map was, or why those details had to be forced in bubbles branching from larger bubbles. No one really taught us about learning styles or note taking methods yet, so I didn't know I could've taken notes in a different format. I thought since the teacher wrote it that way, I had to copy it that way too. Even after all these years, like 15 years, I still have a thing against mind maps. Any time I look up study methods for visual learners and it lists mind maps, I get a little bit pissed off. I know they have their place, and maybe detailed Virginian history notes weren't their place, but I can't bring myself to make one without remembering 4th grade hatred.

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  • I learned something like that but was it called something else. But yeah I hated it cause I never knew what to branch off and write. I also despised the 'know-do-plan' charts we had to make for open responses. It was literally part of the grade that we complete that chart or show some kind of planning, but it takes so much fucking time to prewrite. I've always been the type to briefly plan out what I'll do in my head, and then just WRITE. But in school that was 'unacceptable'

  • I hate mind maps too. It's just pure chaos and wastes space...

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