2 Thinking through diagrams
2.1 Analysing text
Some people find it easy to use diagrams in their studies. But I realise that there are others who don't take to diagrams at all enthusiastically. If this is how you feel, please read what follows, as I am convinced that everyone can get something from using diagrams to help their thinking. However, if after working through these sections, you still believe that diagramming as an aid to studying is ‘not for you’, then don't force yourself into an approach that doesn't suit you. But remember that many assignments in MST subjects will either expect or even require the use of certain types of diagrams, so the skills involved in reading and using all types of diagrams are well worth developing.