Apps to try
Each of the following apps can be used to convert your reading, lecture, and syllabus notes into your own creation / representation of the course material. The active practice of creating visual or pictorial representations of complex information allows your brain to “encode” / effectively “capture” the information, categorize / organize it, and “file it away” for effective recall. If concept mapping apps don’t seem to match your best mode of learning, you can also try creating tables, graphs, and or charts as well.
Draw.io (Web, macOS, Linux, Windows, Chrome OS) for free mind mapping
Coggle (Web) for beginners
Mindly (macOS, iOS, Android) for mobile mind mapping