Quick Advice On How To Choose Good Music For Doing Homework


Using music while you finish your assignments can be inspirational and motivational if you select the right tunes. Some choices can help you to focus, some choices can get your energy, and unfortunately, some of your song selections might be a distraction.

Researchers have studied music and its benefits on students for quite a while, and have discovered some surprising facts. Use our quick advice on how to choose good music for doing homework, so you pick just the right compositions to help you.

Quick Advice

  1. Determine whether you need soothing or pumping up for the work that is needed to be done. For example, an in-depth and highly researched paper might need a classical piece. This selection will help you to focus, but not get you so hyped up that you make mistakes or it becomes a distraction.

  2. If you work to be completed is more in the artistic field such as sketching or pottery, you can probably pump up the volume and the beat. If you need to move along and keep up high energy, then you have choices. Additionally, if you want to paint pastoral field of flowers, you too, can also go classical.

  3. Much of your choices depend on your strengths and weaknesses. For example, I struggle with math and any music during math assignment time would be a distraction to me. You have to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses, as well as the work to be done when you are picking music. I never listen to songs during my math work, I just need all my focus on the subject.

  4. I do, however, like current pop music when doing my lab work. It keeps me moving along at a high energy to the jobs at hand. It’s brisk, but not too head banging for the job. If I am working with dangerous chemicals, I listen to no tunes for full focus. Safety first in the lab is my motto.

  5. I found when I had to write my love sonnet for English class that listening to the top-40 love songs of all time was the perfect inspiration. I also discovered that for English class, when I had to analyze The Tell-Tale Heart, that finding some somber and dark music was the perfect fix for my writer’s block. It kept me in the right frame of mind for the entire paper.