Your learning speed and processing might be lacking.
You might think to yourself “I have been able to learn loads of information this year and I think I am pretty good”.
However, look to the likes of Elon Musk and well-renowned scientists who think and learn for a living. You are an ant compared to the kind of learning feats they have achieved.
If you want to increase your ability to learn new information quickly and retrieve it effectively, then what you need are these visual tools that can help you connect ideas and thoughts faster in your brain.
We will go through 4 visual tools for learning skills faster and more efficiently.
Learning is a scary venture for both students and lifelong learners. But with these techniques, you don’t have to worry about lagging behind.
No matter the kind of idea or concept you are seeking to understand, creating diagrams can help you explore those ideas effectively and effortlessly.
A diagram is just a visual illustration of ideas all in one space. It helps you to link ideas and see their connections at an immediate glance. It is like a picture of a person showing you all the parts joined together without any one of them isolated.
And when you are able to see the bigger picture, you can remember the ideas and retrieve them quickly to solve your everyday problems. And if you are a student recollect them during exams or tests.
Remember math class. The bar charts, scatter plots, pie charts, etc. are all examples of diagrams created to help us capture information and their relationships in one image.
In short, it is a genius way to learn new skills faster and more effectively.
Flow charts are similar to diagrams. It shares almost all the features of a diagram. But as the name suggests it helps you to create a logical flow between the numerous ideas you are thinking about.
Flow charts are great for learning process-related concepts. Think of how to program software. You can use a flow chart to link the steps together in a nice visual form that can make it more memorable. Your ability to integrate the information into your long-term memory is greatly improved.
Visual Story Timelines
Most people ignore the importance of stringing ideas in the spectrum of time. Like in a story where events are arranged chronologically to convey a message.
You might think to yourself how can make this work for me?
Take any concept or idea. For example, Web development and breaking down all the skills or components you need to learn.
To help you out, you need the basics of HTML and CSS.
- HTML Structure
- HTML Attribute
- CSS Properties
- CSS Nested Layout
- CSS Grid
- CSS Flexbox
- CSS – Position Property and many more.
You can line up these concepts in a string of time and start tackling each one at a time. You can complicate it by drawing connections out between sections on the timeline.
You can see from the image that concepts are being linked to other important ideas. This is how learning takes and interestingly mirrors the actual connections in the brain.
You start by writing the main topic or idea in the middle of the canvas. Then you branch out to key ideas related to that concept. As you connect to more ideas, you then start clustering related ideas together, and so on.
Add this visual tool kit and you will soon become an incredible learner.
Try these visual tools and push your learning to the next level.