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How Does Music Affect Your Concentration While Doing Homework?

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For me it depends on the genre of music I am listening to. If I'm listening to classical music I find it can aid my concentration levels. In contrast, if I listen to a catchy pop song then I find this makes me more distracted.
Studies have shown that music can help some people concentrate on their homework - but it has also been proved that music can make concentrating on a task harder! Essentially it depends on what kind of learner you are.
It also depends on the genre of music you are listening to. Music which triggers memory recall, such as a favourite song of yours, or a track with a catchy hook, can have an adverse affect on your concentration.
  • Music affects some people's concentration levels more than others
  • The genre of music can have an impact on your concentration.

Introverts.

An introverted person - someone who is predominantly concerned with and interested in their own mental life - will find it more difficult to concentrate with music playing. Introverts require less background stimulation to concentrate on a task. Therefore, when there is background stimulation (such as music) they find it more difficult to concentrate.

Extroverts.

An extroverted person - someone who is predominately concerned with obtaining gratification from outside the self - may find it easier to do homework whilst music is being played. Extroverts thrive on background stimulation, and music can actually aid their levels of concentration.
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Some people think differently. I'm one of those people who can in fact study while listening to music. I do a sort of music-to-text thing. I typically listen to certain bands for certain subjects. I'm really good at math, so I listen to laid back songs. And when test time rolls around, I think of the song I was listening to while studying and it helps me take the test. I had a math test yesterday, and my teacher was kind enough to let me listen to my MP3 player. I played some of the music I listened to while studying, and got an A. So, yeah, I believe that you can listen to music while studying. It just takes someone who can concentrate on more than one thing.
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Angie Knight answered
It depends on the person.... Some people can't concentrate if there's noise, others it does help a lot to relax. Try doing homework one day with, and another without.
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I think that music will really help you during homework, or whenever you are doing something. When I listen to music while doing something, I can get things done A LOT faster.
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Actually it is good to listen to music and to multitask, as most jobs require this. One woman in my office was forced to study in quiet when she was growing up and, as soon as fax machine would go off, it would drive her mad while I hardly noticed. We were five kids trying to do homework at the kitchen table with the radio going and the tv in the living room, lots of distractions. I never even noticed the fax machine. At the time we used typewriters. They ordered a shield to reduce the noise of mine. Many office use white noise as well. So - yeah, go ahead and listen to music.
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Students who listen to music with lyrics while completing reading or writing tasks tend to be less efficient and come away having absorbed less information.

Loud or agitated music can have adverse effects on reading comprehension and on mood, making focus more difficult.

Students who use music to help them memorize sometimes need to listen to music while taking the test in order to reap the benefits of this study method. In the silent test-taking environment, these students may find it more difficult to recall the information.

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Music does affect concentration while doing homework because  you will be distracted by the music and not focused on your homework - Natalie  Barragan
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Music affects your concentration because your mind is not on the homework, it's on the music so therefore you're not concerned about what's on the paper or what you have to put on the paper - but some people can study while they listen to music, when others can't. I wouldn't stay focused and get good grades. The radio can't teach you anything that HOMEWORK can't teach you.
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Well, it makes me work better. And they say that if you play the softer kind of music the more you concentrate. Me, I can't do soft Mozart music. I would probably fall asleep and my mom would not be so happy. So it can help. It really is up to the person though. It's up to you if you have to be quiet beausec you can't concentrate, or if you need music. Me, I need music.
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Well for me music can help me and sometime it can't, so if I am in a good mood, I listen; if not I don't  - but sometimes my mom tells me that music can affect you while doing your homework. I think that my mom is right, just don't listen to music.
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Music has been proven to have a positive effect on your concentration, but it all depends on the type of music you listen to. Classical music can really help you, but I say that your favorite songs will do. Just listen to songs you really like, different types of music have different results you know.

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