How to use Mind Maps to understand and remember what you read!

Do you have a hard time remembering what you read? Do you need to read things many times before you understand? Reading books can be discouraging because of the large amount of information on each page. To help you make sense of all that information, I will show you how to create a mind map. A mind map is a graphic that shows categories containing quick reference points from your book. By taking short notes and organizing them in a specific way, you will have all the information you need to quickly and easily remember the important points of a book. Just the process of thinking about and creating this mind map will help your brain to understand and remember the material. Try it! It really works and it is free. Mind maps are especially useful when it's time to write an assignment or study for an exam! Watch the video to learn how to create your own mind map. Watch my first mind map lesson: Take the quiz: TRANSCRIPT How to submit. We want to hear from all artists and makers who have a passion for creating. That's cool. Hi. James from engVid. You notice? I was reading. It's not a special skill. Most of us learn it, but the problem is when you go to another language it's difficult sometimes to understand what's on the paper and be able to use that. So today's lesson is about mind maps. Mind maps? Yeah. Wait a second, mind maps and reading. I did a general lesson earlier on. Somewhere in the link you can look down and you can find it, go back, you can watch it. But in that lesson I didn't give any specific examples on mind maps. I'm doing this particular lesson to address that. So, if you're here going: "Yeah, I want to learn about mind maps and reading", this is your lesson. Hold on two seconds. We're going to discuss what the benefits are, what the benefits of reading are, then I'm going to give you a very detailed mind map explaining what parts you should do for what, and that'll help you with reading. Are you ready? Let's go to the board. All right, E, what's up? "It's all Greek to me." Omega, it's not the best symbol, you probably can't see it, but Greek. In English we say when something's Greek to me, it means we don't understand it. A lot of times you'll get a big contract when, you know, you have your cellphone and there's a bill and it's: "Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah", and you're like: "I don't understand it. It's all Greek." I know you understand all of the words, it's just they're put together in such a way it's difficult, and that doesn't matter if you're reading your own language or another language. But there are a lot of benefits when you're learning another language that reading gives you. And a lot of people want to talk and listen, but reading has some power. And let's address that now. Okay? So mind maps are reading comprehension. Don't worry if you haven't seen the mind map, it's coming up in a second or two. But the first thing I want to talk to you about is reading helps you understand the way that the language is put together. Most of you will come and... You come to engVid to learn vocabulary and grammar, but that doesn't help you with syntax, that doesn't help you with putting the words together in a logical way. Reading does that because... Well, let's face facts, when you're reading someone is actually speaking to you but they're not in front of you. So the problem is if they're not very clear and they don't use the language well, you won't really understand them. Right? So reading teaches you how to... The language is put together, where the verbs go, and when's a better place to use the verb or a noun, and how you can show expressions. Okay? Reading also teaches you how to speak by showing you the way that the language is used by the native speakers. Huh? Well, if it's a fiction book they actually say: "-'Johnny, are you coming?' -'Yes.' Dah, dah, dah, dah", and they show you how we use the language. So not only do you understand how to put the language together by looking at it and going: "Ah, comma here, period here", but then they say: "Hey, this is how we speak." So if you follow this you can actually use that kind of method or sys-... Not system. You can follow those words and actually speak like we do. All right?

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What do Greek people say when they don't understand something?
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It happens to me, I can't remember what I read and every time I read soon I felt in sleep. That's why I'm graduated without high school diplomat. lol.
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I want to understand what you tell about but it's so difficult :(
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What if you visualize the wrong things?
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Thank you James! I have learned a lot from your classes. In a fun and accurate way. Thank you very much.
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Reading comic is a great way for improve the reading skill
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Interesting í will use it!😊
Mind maps slightly remind me lapbooks.
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Hiii can you make a video about pronunciation of s followed by the like what is the Is this and things like that
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Thanks I was having so many problems withremembering now I can remember every lesson of ss of standard 10th
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Hi James thank you for mind map. Can you please guide me or give me some tips or suggestion for my functional English reading level 2. I am struggling . Thank a million
Oh my God, He looks like Risk from Everybody Hates Chris! lol
Hi! sry can anyone tell me what he saids at 6:09 ? "if you read and don't remember you never ... " what? sorry I'm from Argentina ty for ya videos they're so usefull!
Sir you said "if you read something and you don't remember it you never read it" is this is ok? I mean by the sentence. You pronounce "read" in a different way "...you never read it" I'm really confuse about the read pronunciation. Please help me out. And keep up the good work.
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Thanks teacher
Hello from Greece
Hello James!! Please make a video on writing the body of the essay. Thank you..
This is nice. Thanks.
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Hey James firstly what's the name of your friend which is drawn on white board .....hhhhh Can I ask about your facebook page or any chat room to communicate with your to improve my English language. And after all that you must tell me that you are understand my words clearly or not? Thanks Regards Zubair Khan Pakistan
Hi,James.Thanks for your lessons.I'm confused about one thing that why I can understand what you talk, but it's difficult to get the points of others video or podcast. Is it because the speed you talk and the words you use? Looking forward for your response.
You are the first teacher using mind mapping as a tool for teaching something. It's really helpfull. You are a great teacher and my english really improved because of you. Greetings from Madagascar
Hey i just seen your channel some how today, and i was interested, so far iv'e watched a few of your'e videos, and my english is horrible! so this will prob help lots!XD
Thanks sir......
Great
I have a question what should I do when I'm reading and there is a word that stop me because I don't know it . should I translate it look for the definition or what
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I have a problem in speaking and writing what is your advice to be a good speaker and writer. thanx
I am from Kazakhstan. thx for video
Great lesson as always. thx a lot
Why would you say that something's greek to you when you don't understand it ? i don't get it. I mean, why Greek? Is it because of the difficulty in learning the greek language or what? haha. Greek here though. Thanks for the video. Constructive enough. Keep up with the good work. ☺
My way of learning: Take a book you like and have read it several times already. Get the same book (paper or audio version) but in another language.
Hello, Mr. James!! Please, make a video with uses for words like as ( Type or Kind),(Place or Local)Etc. Thank You very much!! I'm From brazil and your channel have been excelent for improve my learning!
Hello I want to improve my Englishi hopeI have friends who speak English to help improve my language between (16_17 years) I wish you a good day! ~
James you're the best. Greetings from Poland
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U are the special one!!!! from Ethiopia
I have a hard time withcomprehension does anyone know a easy way to learn how to comprehend things cuz I'm about to go back to school in May and that's one thing I have problems with is understanding what I read

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