In order to take best advantage of your note-taking opportunities, it is important for you to organise your approach in a way that allows you to build up a clearly ctured Mind Map as your note-taking progresses. To establish the best mental set for note-taking from a book, use the Mind Map Organic Study Technique (MMOST) as described in detail by Tony ¡uzan in Use Your Head (Chapter 9). The basic steps are as follows:
Very quickly browse or look through the entire book or article, getting a general feel for the way it is organised.
Work out the length of time to be spent studying and determine the ount of material to be covered in that time.
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