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learning maps and memory skills: revised second edition
Learning Maps and Memory Skills: Revised Second Edition
by Inegmar Svantesson   ISBN:0749441283
Kogan Page © 2004 (103 pages)

This book presents a step-by-step guide into the learning maps note-taking technique and how you can make the most of your memory, save you time and help with creative thinking.

Table of Contents
Learning Maps and Memory Skills, Revised Second Edition
How to Use This Book
Chapter 1 - What is a Learning Map?
Chapter 2 - Getting Started
Chapter 3 - ˜Ordinary™ Note Taking
Chapter 4 - Keywords
Chapter 5 - The Human Brain
Chapter 6 - Learning Maps
Chapter 7 - Other People™s Texts
Chapter 8 - Using Learning Maps
Chapter 9 - What is the Memory?
Chapter 10 - Mnemonics
Chapter 11 - Learning Maps Applications
Select Bibliography
Puzzle Solution
Memory Exercise
List of Exercises
List of Case Studies

Back Cover

Are you tired of wading through pages of notes to find the information you want?

Do you need to improve your creative thinking?

Do you find it difficult to decipher the notes you have taken during a meeting?

Learning maps could be the answer to your problems. They are an immensely valuable note-taking technique that can improve your memory, save you time and help with creative thinking. They are useful in all sorts of situations, such as:

  • planning and problem solving;
  • summarizing notes;
  • remembering facts and figures;
  • brainstorming;
  • remembering key points from a meeting;

This revised second edition is packed with exercises that can help you to monitor your progress in both learning maps and memory training. Simple and straightforward, it can help anyone dramatically improve his or her recall and note taking.

About the Author

Ingemar Svantesson is a leading lecturer on the theory and practice of learning maps and memory skills. This book is the result of more than 1,000 seminars he has conducted throughout Scandinavia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Learning Maps and Memory Skills, Revised Second Edition

Ingemar Svantesson

First published in Sweden by Seminarium; English language edition published by Swan Communications Limited, New Zealand in 1989

First published in Great Britain in 1990 by Kogan Page Limited Reprinted 1991, 1992, 1994 (twice)

Second edition published in 1998 Revised edition 2004

Apart from any fair dealing for the purposes of research or private study, or criticism or review, as permitted under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, 1988, this publication may only be reproduced, stored or transmitted, in any form or by any means, with the prior permission in writing of the publishers, or in the case of reprographic reproduction in accordance with the terms of licences issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency. Enquiries concerning reproduction outside those terms should be sent to the publishers at the undermentioned address.

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Ingemar Svantesson 1989, 1998, 2004

The right of Ingemar Svantesson to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by him in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data

A CIP record for this book is available from the British Library.

ISBN 0 7494 4128 3

Typeset by Saxon Graphics Ltd, Derby Printed and bound in Great Britain by Clays Ltd, St Ives plc


Many friends and colleagues have contributed to make this book possible. In particular, thank you to: Malcolm Dennis, Sarah Dinsdale, Niels Gottlieb, …sa Lundqvist, Rosemary Palmer, Irene Pearson, Dougal and Louise Thompson, and Dr Ashley Wilson.