How to Make Your Own Spider Diagram

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How to Make Your Own Spider Diagram
Each circle in the spider diagram should have a separate thought (Circles image by Graham Dance from

A spider diagram can help any school or work-related presentation become more organised and thought-out. Spider diagrams are primarily used for planning an article or essay or creating and provoking an idea, according to The Organic Mind website. This organisation forms a web-like graph. Creating spider diagrams requires a lot of patience and straight lines, but mastering this type of graph can help you ace a class or get a work promotion.

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Things you need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

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  1. 1

    Think of a central topic. Write down the topic in the middle of the paper and draw a circle around it. Use the ruler to draw four or five lines coming out of the primary circle. These will be your ideas.

  2. 2

    Connect your primary topic to your ideas. Draw circles at the end of your four or five lines and fill in your ideas. The ideas should be one or two sentences long. Draw one or two lines from each idea circle. These will be your sub-ideas.

  3. 3

    Think of sub-ideas. Complete the diagram by drawing circles at the end of your one or two lines and filling in your sub-ideas. The sub-ideas should be one or two sentences long as well. The diagram will now look like a spider web.

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