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This month, I am going to continue with the Mind Mapping® theme that I started with last month's article and book review. You will recall that I wrote about Mind Maps and reviewed a couple of study guides that utilised the technique. This month I am going to review a video package that is specifically designed to teach students how to Mind Map. It is called Learning with Lana and is by Lana Israel, an American student protégée of Tony Buzan the inventor of the Mind Map.

Learning With Lana consists of two videos, a work book and a set of coloured pens neatly packaged in a ring binder. Introduced by Tony Buzan, the first video takes 22 minutes to teach you how to Mind Map. It guides you through the process step by step, encouraging you to work with Lana as she describes how to Mind Map. The second video lasts 28 minutes and this is where you really begin to see the power of the technique as it is applied to school work. Lana demonstrates how to use a Mind Map for note taking, essay writing, the organisation of information and for memory and learning.

The style of the videos is punchy with frequent reviews to consolidate what you have been taught and many pauses to allow you to practise your own Mind Maps. The strength of this programme lies in the examples of real Mind Maps and the live demonstrations of how to Mind Map. If you are a student you will be able to relate to Lana as this is a package written and presented by a student for students - there are no patronising adults in this video programme. However I would still recommend this package to anyone who wants to learn how to use the technique because it is such a good instructional tool.

By now you will have probably guessed that I am a convert to Mind Maps and I make no apologies for my bias - but even I got excited about the technique as I watched Lana explain it. This package is probably the best tool that I have found to teach the principles of Mind Mapping, particularly in its application to learning. I have urged you before to buy one or two of the books that I have reviewed, but I think that having this package is a must for all students who have to sit any form of examination.

However, don't think that my strong recommendation is based on something that's going to give you an easy answer to learning. You will still have to work but you will be working smarter and not harder. If I was to score the material that I review, this would definitely get a 10 out of 10.

Learning with Lana is produced by Buzan Centres and costs Ł29.99 and is available in the UK from Buzan Centres in Poole (01202 674676) or in the USA from Buzan Centres Inc (561 881 0188). My thanks to Gill and Vanda at Buzan Centres for donating a copy of Learning with Lana for review.

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