Author Archives: Yohan Sohn

How to become a straight-A student by Cal Newport

Becoming a straight-A student is a book written by Cal Newport that outlines strategies for basic studying skills, preparing for exams, and writing papers.  It’s a book intended for college students but can be applied to high school to graduate students for keeping track of time and study materials.

For this blog post, we are only going to cover time management part of the section Study Basics as it pertains to management systems that we think is very helpful to students.  There are three parts to study basics: time management, procrastination, and study settings.  Below is the summary map of the Study Basics.

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3-Steps To Put Your Cluttered Mind In Order With A Mind Map

An array of metal gear cogs and components.

Mind is a creative, multidimensional, imagination factory that cranks out limitless thoughts instantly, continuously, consciously and even subconsciously. There is at least one thought striving for attention on your mind. As humans, such process is a natural mind activity. Nevertheless, if not managed efficiently, your mind will subconsciously make you feel that you have a ton of things to do; and heighten your anxiety for things that are even insignificant. It is undoubtedly that the mind has the innate ability to keep track of things that need to be done, but keeping track of all these things as well as transforming them into actions in timely manner can be very intricate and demanding for the mind. The keys to unlock this complex situation are below stated, explained with illustrations in a bid to enhance elucidation.

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How to import from MS Word

Convert MS Word to a mind map. Before you import, make sure that your document is laid out in a hierarchical format to match the mind map levels.  For example, Word document’s Title, Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3 will correspond to mind map’s Central Title, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3.  Please note that you can only have 1 title in a Word document as you can only have 1 central title in a mind map.  Text written in Normal style imports as Note.

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Visual Thinking with MindMapper

A study by the University of California, San Diego revealed that the average US citizen consumes 100,500 words via email, Social Networks or a myriad of other digital methods. This content overload often leaves us feeling like we are drowning in an unprecedented deluge of data.

Modern society now firmly resides in the digital age where our brains will often struggle to process the wealth of information. This often leaves many to wonder how we can continue to think straight and make sense of this constant bombardment.

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