Creating Graphic Notes

Linking thoughts and connections in visual ways can help you move into deeper levels of thinking.

Creating diagrams and other visual representations encourages you to step away from the reading and to organize your information and ideas in novel and meaningful ways.

Visual representations help you juxtapose ideas and bring to light interesting connections that might be incorporated into a broader plan for the essay.

Click the sections below to examine ways of visually representing your notes. Also refer to the Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping templates located under Resources.