There are two types of spider diagram, the one that has everything on it and the one that has barely anything. They are both useful but at different stages in your revision. We're going to give you a few tips on how to make both diagrams work for you.
The One With Everything.
This is going to be a very crowded spider diagram and because of this it is important that you find a way of distinguishing each area or topic. By distinguishing the different areas you will be keeping your diagram easy to read. One way we recommend you do this is by using a different coloured pen for each area.
It is important in crowded spider diagrams to still be able to find the section you are looking for when you come back to revise it. To help you with this we suggest that you keep a clear order, for example move clockwise around your diagram writing the topics in the order they are in your text book.
Keep your handwriting neat and make it obvious which arrow your point is attached to. By doing all of the above you will have an easy to read diagram with all your points in a clear order!
The One With Barely Anything.
These diagrams are great for when you have reduced your topic to about 5 key points or for any diagrams based around exam technique. They are clear and only show the things that you really have to know.
The same advice applies here: keep it neat, in order and colour coded.
For this diagram don't go overboard, keep it to just the main points of a topic and a very brief description.
If there are key words within your little sections underline or CAPITALISE them.
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