The real estate exam is harder now than it has ever been and the testing company continues to write more and more complex questions. Students who can’t distinguish between relevant data and information that should be discarded will have a difficult time passing the exam. We use mind mapping as a way to help students “connect the dots” and “visualize” information in unique ways to help them process large amounts of information on the real estate exam. As the testing company increases question difficulty, it will be very difficult for any student to pass the exam unless they have learned additional tools beyond memorizing the content. It’s the content in the context of how the question is phrased that’s critical.