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happyhealthyholyhome Do you remember mind mapping and brainstorming when you were back in school? While at the time it seemed arbitrary, there was a reason your teachers had you do it. They realised something about the way you take in and sort information - and that is that everyone does so differently.

Part of learning how to enjoy and really make Bible study beneficial for you is learning how you learn best. For myself, being a very visual learner, making a mind map of what I am learning is a useful tool for me when seeking to sort out and retain information. It helps me to visualise how one thing links to another.
My study goes a bit like this: First I read the whole chapter thoroughly, and seek to break it apart into the different topics/events it records. I look for reoccurring words, phrases and ideas. I look up words in the strongs concordance to see the original meaning. I ask myself, "What was the author trying to tell the first audience?" And, "What does this say to me today?" I re-write the main points and practical application to them in the way I understand them. Any difficult thoughts I highlight, think upon, ask others about, and return to at a later date. I then write downpassages that state a similar or corresponding idea.

Once I have done all that, then it can be mapped out. This here is a picture of my map of James 1:1-12 (I'll finish the chapter on the rest of the page!). I find this is a great way for me to really become excited about dissecting the text. There's just something about laying it out visually that gives me something to look forward to at the end of my study.

It may be something different that does it for you.

How do you learn best?

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  •   tarabul40 Love this! I wish my notes were as pretty! My bible is so highlighted and underlined (which is good), I am running out of margin space! 4d

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uniquemarie22 Physics and little hands. That's what's on the schedule for today
#studentmom #studentmomproblems #howdoyoustudy #help #physics #wecandothis
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  •   uniquemarie22 Ya tu sabes, the book and YouTube will be your best friend then! The YouTube videos help me soo much. @littles31 7d
  •   littles31 Do u search for anything in particular on youtube? 7d
  •   uniquemarie22 Anything I don't understand, I just type the name of the section and watch like 2 or 3 videos. Some are good, some are bad, but they help soooo much. @littles31 7d
  •   littles31 Awesome thanks! 7d
  •   uhohitsmomo Good luck! Physics is a difficult subject. If you need a study buddy, lmk! 7d
  •   uniquemarie22 Ty momo Are you taking physics now? @uhohitsmomo 7d
  •   uhohitsmomo @uniquemarie22 Nope, I took ultrasound physics 2 years ago in school. But I'm studying for my physics board exam now. 7d
  •   uniquemarie22 Ahhh OK. Well, so far its been good! Hopefully it stays this way lol if I have problems I will be calling youuu @uhohitsmomo 7d

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zoee_933 Some brain stimulation before a 3hr uni lecture. No better way to end the week #friyay #drinks #newfarm #powerhouse #howdoyoustudy 1mon

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spoonicegiggles July 29, 2015 // Internally crying cause finals during summer #starbucks #thankyou @janegchoi #whatisstudy #howdoyoustudy #공부하기싫어 1mon

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uhkshuh Cleaning out my room.. And I found some of my old biology notecards... #bionotes #thor #thorissexy #howdoYOUstudy? 2mon

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kupper.emilie I wouldn't that I hate finals but I have a very strong disliking towards them. #finalsweek #howdoyoustudy 3mon

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rhysowley Sent directly to myself from the parish priest from Johnstown, I will automatically get 625 gan aon agó #Iwish #ifonly #LeavingCert2015 #howdoyoustudy? 3mon

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  •   alliwallie Ahhhh hahahah. Hey, this isn't a recent picture! But I love it. So proud of you. Almost done with exams. Almost Hawaii time 4mon

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dukestudents Duke students on that finals 2K15 grind! Dukies are always focused... Obviously. #DukeStudents #Finals2015 #BlueDevils #HowDoYouStudy #EatMyFeelings #HidingisSafer 4mon

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aloudon2 I can't believe we've lived in our tiny house for 2 years and I've never done this. Who says you can only lay out at the beach?! Look at this view! Quite nice #peaceful #firstsunburnoftheseason #howdoyoustudy? #myownbackyard 5mon

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angefitpt Ready to move home yet @shannondevico?? #fresh #baked #flatbread with ricotta, marinated mozarella, tomatoes, and basil. #howdoyoustudy #nursingschool #fitness #nutrition #organic 5mon

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