There you are – exams are coming up. Some are mid terms, some are finals.
When I was at school I didn’t have quite the same stresses as students face today. For one thing we didn’t have computers with all the expectations of delivering an assignment overnight. It was typewriters or more likely, good old handwriting. I’ll tell you this, though. That good old handwriting comes in very handy when you’re not sure how to begin an assignment.
If you’ve read my stuff before, you’ll know how much I believe in using Mind Maps. For me, the easiest way to create a Mind Map is with a blank page and putting the title of the assignment right in the middle. And then, just play with the elements of that assignment.
You simply brainstorm the main points that come to mind. You then break out those points into their separate components or niches.
Next, determine the priority of each niche and you’ve got a basis and sequence on which to write the assignment.
The key here is, of course, to take action, to actually start. Using a Mind Map can be one of the best ways to do so, and get some of the stress out of your system at the same time.