Concept Map


You might create a more structured concept map to visually represent hierarchical connections and relationships you have noted among readings, theories, or processes.


For example, use:

  • circles, ovals and/or squares labeled, to signify general to specific concepts, theories, or themes
  • lines or arrows connecting all of these pieces to each other and/or to a topic or main arguments

To deepen your understanding of the material, place connector words on the lines or arrows to communicate the relationships between concepts (e.g., “is an example of”, or “is evidence for”).


Example of a Concept Map

Concept map with circles and arrows - inside circles is a topic