Std 12 English Chapter 3.2 Do Schools Really Kill Creativity? (MIND-MAPPING)


Observe the given figure and complete the activities that follow:

(a) Replace the ‘main idea’ by any other thought or title of your own.

(b) Add three supporting ideas to the main idea as their branches.

(c) Add two ideas to one of the branches that explain the meaning of the branch.

Maharashtra Board Class 12 English Yuvakbharati Solutions Chapter 3.2 Do Schools Really Kill Creativity?

Complete the given blank spaces / balloons with your ideas in the figure that describes your basic preparation for the HSC Board Examination. Also complete the activities that follow:

Std 12 English Writing Skills Mind Mapping


Complete a similar type of detailed graphical figure in your own style showing the thoughts/ideas/concepts that keep on generating in your mind and then you choose a particular style/design or a graphical representation to describe the same idea/facts/situations-then this type of presentation can be called ‘Mind Mapping.’ Use different shapes, arrows, lines, connectors, balloons, boxes, curved arrows, callouts, scribbles, scrolls, explosions etc. to describe your point of view.

Example :

Julian Astle is the Director of Education at the RSA. Previously, he worked in No. 10, Downing Street as Deputy Director of the British Prime Minister’s Policy Unit and Senior Policy Advisor to Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg. Previously, he was the Director of Centre Forum, a Westminster-based think tank. He has also worked as a Post-Conflict Advisor to the British Government in Whitehall, and to the United Nations in Bosnia and Kosovo.

Yuvakbharati English 12th Digest Chapter 3.2 Do Schools Really Kill Creativity? (Mind-Mapping)


(A1) Study the given tabular column. In pairs, tell your partner the importance of each given below:

Enhance Activities with Mind Mapping
1Explore new ideas and conceptsHelp students get a better understanding of new ideas by having them create a mind map. A mind map can assist with understanding because it conveys hierarchy and relationships, allowing students to see the big picture
2BrainstormGet creative juices flowing with mind mapping. Mind maps are a great brainstorming tool and can help students let their thoughts flow freely while making important connections between ideas and concepts.
3Take NotesEncourage students to engage in active thinking instead of transcription by using mind maps for note taking. Mind maps encourage students to focus on keywords and ideas instead of just writing down what the teacher says.
4Write essaysStudents can create an essay outline, gather arguments and quotes or brainstorm ideas for your essays with mind maps.
5Memorize informationMind maps activate many levels of brain activity and are a great tool to help with memorization — from vocabulary words to a foreign language.
6Create presentationsHave students use mind maps to present information in an interesting and engaging way with mind maps. Students can use mind mapping software to create a presentation in advance or create one on the spot during a live presentation.
7Study for an assessmentMind maps are a great way for students to gather all the information that may be covered on an examination including class notes, textbook chapters and reading lists.
8Execute group projectsBy using a mind map, students can visualize what needs to be done and who needs to do it. Using an online mind mapping programme is best for group projects so students can easily share it.

(A2) Given below is a ‘Mind Mapping’ template. Use your ideas/thoughts/ concepts to illustrate/develop them. (Develop your ideas in the form of main branch, sub-branches and tertiary branches respectively).

Also, write a paragraph on the mind map you have completed.

Different forms of Sports

Healthy mind in a healthy body helps in developing an all round personality of an individual.

Sports is an important aspect of physical exercise. An individual can pursue different forms of sports like Water sports, Teams sports, Contact sports and individual sports. 

Water sports could be water polo, diving, swimming and water aerobics. A person could even pursue team sports like basketball, baseball, football and even hockey. Contact sports may include football, basketball, rugby and soccer. Finally one can even play individual sports like track and field, cycling, golf and tennis. Physical and mental wellbeing comes naturally to a person who diligently practices at least one sport.

Maharashtra State Board Class 12 English Yuvakbharati Solutions Chapter 3.2 Do Schools Really Kill Creativity? (Mind-Mapping)

(A3) Develop a ‘Mind Mapping’ frame / design to show the development in your personality seen within yourself in the last 5 years. You can take the help of the following points in order to develop each of them into further branches: (Development in Physique, Self-learning Process, Communication Skills, Social Awareness, Family Responsibility)

(A4) Develop a ‘Mind Mapping’ frame / design to show the ‘Benefits of games and sports’ to the students. You can take the help of the following points in order to develop each of them into further branches: (Fitness and stamina, team spirit and sportsmanship, group behaviour, killer’s instinct, will to win)

(A5) Browse the internet to know the following:

1. Different Frames/Designs on Mind Mapping

2. Benefits of Mind Mapping

3. Uses of Mind Mapping in Note-Taking

4. Difference between Mind Mapping and Concept Mapping




1.1 An Astrologer’s Day         R. K. Narayan  

1.2 On Saying “Please”           Alfred George Gardiner

1.3 The Cop and the Anthem             O’Henry

1.4 Big Data-Big Insights

1.5 The New Dress     Virginia Woolf

1.6 Into the Wild        Kiran Purandare

1.7 Why we Travel      Siddarth Pico Raghavan Iyer

1.8 Voyaging Towards Excellence     Achyut Godbole


2.1 Song of the Open Road    Walt Whitman

2.2 Indian Weavers                 Sarojini Naidu

2.3 The Inchcape Rock           Robert Southey

2.4 Have you Earned your Tomorrow            Edgar Guest

2.5 Father Returning Home    Dilip Chitre

2.6 Money       William H. Davies

2.7 She Walks in Beauty         George Gordon Byron

2.8 Small Towns and Rivers   Mamang Dai

SECTION THREE (Writing Skills)

3.1 Summary Writing

3.2 Do Schools Really Kill Creativity? (Mind-Mapping)

3.3 Note–Making

3.4 Statement of Purpose

3.5 Drafting a Virtual Message

3.6 Group Discussion

SECTION FOUR (Genre-Novel)

4.1 History of Novel

4.2 To Sir, with Love E. R. Braithwaite

4.3 Around the World in Eighty Days           Jules Gabriel Verne

4.4 The Sign of Four   Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle