How To Do Homework Listening To Music: A Creative Approach


You might not be aware that just a few decades ago, educational experts warned against students’ listening to music while studying or doing homework. But since then there have been a number of studies point to the positive effects it has on one’s state of being. Listening to music can alter everything from heart rate to overall mood – in some cases it can energize while in others it can even cause temporary depression. It’s all about choosing the right kind of music. Here’s what you need to know about this creative approach.

Don’t choose anything with lyrics

One of the first pieces of advice experts today have to say about doing homework while listening to music is that you try to choose something without distracting lyrics and that you avoid lyrics altogether if you’re doing any kind of writing or reading. Your mind naturally processes the information that it received aurally, meaning it can become a little confusing if you are trying to concentrate on language. Just consider how embarrassing it is to hand in paper with one or two rogue song lyrics within the text.

Pick “medium-level” musical choices

Experts also advice that you pick what can be considered “medium-level” music. There is no clear definition of what constitutes “medium-level” but it’s generally understood to be something between exciting and relaxing. You don’t want your heart rate to increase drastically that you can’t sit still to concentrate, nor do want to it slow your heart rate to the point that you start getting sleepy.

Make the approach a positive habit

If you find evidence of success in doing your assignments while listening to music, you should work on having something playing each time you sit down to study or do your work. Most people develop habits in about three weeks’ time and something like this could help you get focused and started on your tasks much quicker than you would if you only listen to music sparingly.

Take music with you to other places

Today’s technology allows us to take our music just about everywhere. There was a time when it was impossible to bring or listen to music in a library, for instance. But now you can do so without distracting others around you. If this method of getting your assignments done works for you, then why not ensure that you always have it available no matter where you find yourself having to complete your homework.