Visual techniques can help academics

Visual mapping can help in organizing ideas, communicating clearly and planning the future. Academics can find visualization very useful for their work, in particular:

– for notetaking: i.e., with mindmapping or with the Cornell notes template – divide the page into 3 sections: keywords, notes and summary

– for mapping your audience (see example )

– for organizing the themes of your literature review in a matrix structure

-and finally for gettings things done by making your plans visible to everyone (i.e., sketching your goals on a whiteboard)

Thanks Sebastian for the references!

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