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    I am Qrystal; or at least, that's my dot-name! Har har. (My name is really Crystal, but that's not as internet-searchable; hence, switching the C for the little-used letter Q.)

    I am here because I enjoy writing. I do this mostly for myself, but I also have a passion for helping others learn things from the things I write. Now that I am done my Ph.D. in Physics, I am stepping away from academic research so that I can indulge in some creative ways to share my knowledge and inspire the appreciation of scientific thinking in others. I am also working as a tutor, which is one of the jobs I've most enjoyed doing in my life so far.

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  • Mindmaps and mind mapping

    Posted by Qrystal on November 28, 2007 at 22:55.
    Category: Concepts. Tags: mindmapping.

    I’ve recently realized the power of Mind Maps, (What’s a mindmap? and How to Get Started Immediately) and I have been using them for many different things. I suspect I’ll be using them a lot in the future, too, because they’re just so POWERFUL! I really encourage others to try it, because I believe that mind-mapping is really helpful in organizing and presenting just about anything.

    I do most of my mindmapping on paper, despite a wealth of digital tools available to do it, simply because it’s fun! I like the creative aspect of drawing right on a page, and I find my brainstorming sometimes benefits from the idle doodling while I ponder what ideas to link up next. I do also like some of the online tools, and have become particularly drawn to Mindomo for more detailed, information-laden mind maps, such as the ones I use for studying.

    Anyways, here are some of the mind maps I’ve made:

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