Listen to Music while Studying?…

It seems like listening to music whiling walking, studying or reading has became the most popular trend in university campuses because you can see students with earphones or headphones on everywhere whether it is in the library or in the dining halls. And I am definitely in this category right now especially after starting college.

It is really hard to say whether it is good or not to listen to music while doing something else. First of all, it has to depends on what type of music you are listening to. Many researchers believe the “Mozart Effect” which shows that it helps students memorizing things better while listening to music, and I have asked so many of my friends and most of them said that they can not studying without listening to some music. But according to Mozart’s music, I believe most of us do not listen to his music. Instead, we listen to pop music or urban music such as my favorite rapper Drake‘s music! So the changing of different types of music that we listen to compared with Mozart’s music, the result of Mozart Effect must have changed.


I personality love to listen to music while studying because music brings back my mind and make me only focus on studying. It may sounds really weird, but I have at least five playlists prepared for studying, and I play different kind of songs depends on my mood!


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6 thoughts on “Listen to Music while Studying?…

  1. Zachary Weissman

    As much as I love music, I cannot listen and study at the same time. I’ll just end up paying attention to the song and not retain a single thing that I am reading.

  2. orh5030

    Music is an amazing thing, not a day goes by where I don’t listen to some songs. Im just like you and love music while I study. If I don’t have music playing I will get bored quickly and not want to study anymore. I feel like everyone should try listening to something while studying. Don’t knock it till you try it. I love the Morgan Freeman picture and yes I did read it in his voice.

  3. Taryn S Linker

    I think this is an interesting approach. I personally find it hard to concentrate with music playing in the background. The only way I am able to get my work done is in complete silence. I stumbled upon this article that talks about the effects of music on our well-being. In my case, when doing two or more things at one time, it often becomes hard to focus. Multitasking, for me, is extremely difficult and unsuccessful.

  4. pkr5098

    I was one that used to listen to music like drake while doing homework and I actually read another persons blog explaining how it can distract you. Instead playing soft music in the background actually activated parts of the brain that helped people focus on their work. I now try to limit the number of distractions during work, music being one of them.

  5. Elsa Breakey

    This is a cool concept that we briefly talked about in my high school psychology class. I find it interesting that if you compare two students both listening to music while studying – that one can remember the information and not be affected by the music while the other could only tell you what song is playing and retain none of the information. Personally, I prefer quiet spaces but listening to music helps me concentrate if others are around.
    Even this article says it depends! I think personal preference has a lot to do with it, and whatever the student is used to, since habits can be hard to break.

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