Concept maps are diagrams that demonstrate the relationships between ideas. They help you organise your research and set goals for your assignment. Doing background reading will help you create your concept map.
To create a concept map:
Watch this introductory video for tips on developing concept maps.
There are four main types of concept maps:
Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences
It doesn't matter which type you use. You might like to try different styles.
There are a number of online tools that can be used to create concept maps, including:
None of these take your fancy?
Have a look at Wikipedia's list of mind mapping software.
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