A concept map is a visual representation of information. A map can be conceptual, hierarchical or sequential.

Sample Concept Map

How can a concept map help me learn?

  • organize the information you are learning.
  • verify what you are learning.
  • review what you have learned.
  • improve reading by providing a guiding question or focus. 

How do I create a concept map?

Creating a concept map

Helpful Hints

  • Don't focus on perfection. You may need to do a rough draft and then a final draft (especially as you are learning to concept map).
  • Use color to show topics, identify relationships or illustrate hierarchies.
  • Take charge. This is your creation to remember the information.
  • Always look for connections.

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