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UCC101 Academic and Professional Skills: Planning for Success

Planning your Assignment

There are many ways to plan for a successful assignment - it's useful to choose what suits you as a researcher, so several options are included here:

Assignment Calculator

Assignment Strategies

Using Mind Maps or Concept Maps

Using Mind Maps or Concept Maps are often a useful way to organise your thoughts about a new topic.  There are basically four different types of Mind Map, though a Hierarchical or Spider Mind Map are usually the most useful for organising your research. Mind Maps can assist you to identify the main concepts, and the relationships between concepts:

Hierarchical Mind Maps Spider Mind Maps Mind Maps can get messy, but are useful!

   "Hand drawn mindmap" by Austin Kleon 

They use colour, images and hierarchical grouping of concepts.

Free MindMap Software

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