Another one of My Language Lab tips is synonym circles. These are great when you want to avoid repetition of words or phrases you automatically use by default.
For example, a lot of Spanish students tend to use "Me gusta" ("I like") when expressing preferences. Mapping a circle of other synonyms means you can refer to a wider selection of vocabulary so that you introduce more variety to your conversation and written skills. The word in the middle of the mind map is your "go-to" default expression which you want to avoid repeating all the time.