How to Use Mind Maps to Read Better and Learn Faster from Books

Phil Jones, Communication and Change Consultant

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16 Videos (52m)
    • Introduction

    • Project Description

    • Enhanced Reading Process Overview

    • Facing the Challenges of Reading

    • How to Boost Retention

    • The Power of the Skim for Rapid Learning

    • How to Build Your Template Map/Scaffold

    • Deconstructing the Book's Ideas

    • Reconstructing a Book's Ideas

    • Use Metaphor and Imagery to Boost Retention

    • Setting Up Your Map as Good Reference

    • Tag Ideas for Future Review

    • Build a Knowledge Base with Multiple Books

    • How to Use Spaced Repetition to Remember

    • Using the Map to Apply New Knowledge

    • Course Conclusion

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About This Class

In this course, you will learn how to use mind maps to learn faster and retain more from what you read. By the end of the course, you will know how to apply active reading to non-fiction books, and then create mind maps to make sense of the author's ideas and capture them so you won't forget what you've learned.

In this course you will learn:

  • How to skim a book quickly to digest the main points
  • How to plan your reading so that you will get the most out of your time
  • How to deconstruct a book quickly so that you can make the information more relevant to your life and goals
  • How to use spaced repetition┬áto master what you have learned

When you're finished with the course, you will be able to create a mind map for a book that will not only make it easier for you to learn quickly, but also use that knowledge in the future, applying it to get the most out of your investment of time.

19 of 20 students recommendSee All

Wow, what a great course! Concise, easy to follow and fascinating. Mind mapping has always been something that in many ways confused my ADHD addled brain. But this course, definitely blew my mind. I started reading books again and it frustrated me that it was difficult to retain information and even harder to retrieve vital information and actionable items that i n needed. Will definitely finish the project and I am excited. If you are wondering if this course is for you, IT IS. 52 minutes of your life to be better is a small investment that pays 10x!
Excellent commentary. Will review the course one more time to capture the linguistics.
i actually had the idea about some he talked but it actually helped me better understand how to mind map plus i think i need to rewatch this to get more from it may be i would have missed something .





Phil Jones

Communication and Change Consultant

Hi! I'm Phil Jones, and I'm a change management consultant from Houston, Texas. I've been working in communication, change, and management consulting for 10 years. I've been practicing writing and speech for much, much longer. I'm passionate about improvement and learning, and that curiosity has made me want to share what I've found with others.

Creating and consuming training is a big part of my career, so I thought I would make it a part of my personal projects, too.


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