I've decided to create a concept map of a chapter I covered in a textbook, it's about basic set notation. What I want is suggestions on how to improve the presentation of the map. It seems quite convoluted at the moment, and I feel to anyone apart from me it may be unreadable. I think it may be improved if I addressed the following:
- Organisation of concepts — conceptually should you go from general to specific? Should the structure be hierarchical?
- Granularity — What is the level of detail one should aim for?
- Linkages — as you can see in my map there are concepts lower in the hierarchy that are linked with concepts higher in the hierarchy, with large swooping arrows, is this preferable? or should linkages only be made with local concepts?
- Are there other useful tools that may help me visualise knowledge structures?
Any other suggestions are welcome, thank you.
EDIT: You need to zoom in with your browser to see the concept map properly, as StackExchange automatically scales it down. If you zoom in the writing will be legible without a problem.
Alternatively, you can view the image directly here.