Why You Should Listen To Instrumental Music To Study For Exams
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When It's Crunch Time For Exams, Choose Instrumental Music Instead Of Pop Songs For Your Study Playlist

It wakes you up, it's uplifting and it's distraction-free.

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As a senior, I can tell you that one of the most dreadful things about college other than time management is studying. And I'm not just talking about studying for quizzes and exams, but I'm also talking about memorizing and understanding the ideas of your reading assignments as well. This semester, I have a seminar that had assigned three dense articles and had to finish them by the next class, which was two days later!

The articles were tough readings and were getting complicated the further I read. I was about to fall asleep until there was one thing that helped me stay awake: instrumental music. Throughout my semesters, I always kept a YouTube playlist full of instrumental music and even consists of movie soundtracks, classical music, background music, and instrumental covers of my favorite songs.

Here are the reasons why instrumental music helps you with your studying:

1. It wakes you up

Ever had a time when you're assigned to read something but the words make you fall asleep? I'm pretty sure that happened to me a bunch of times. Listening to instrumental music stimulates the senses and whenever you go back to the passage you're stuck on; the words suddenly make sense to you. In fact, everything becomes much clearer.

2. It is very uplifting

Dead silence really makes studying a bore, especially if you're studying a subject you dislike. Then that boredom becomes a distraction and you find yourself doing something else. Not only does instrumental music induces a positive mood but it also does decrease stress. It makes you feel so relaxed.

3. It is distraction-free

When you find a place to study like a library or a lounge, there are other things happening around you, making distracting noises that prevents you to concentrate. If you have earphones or headphones, instrumental music does the trick of blocking out the extraneous noises. Another thing great about instrumental music is that it's lyric-free. You don't have to pay attention to the music at all! Therefore, instrumental music will help improve your focus and brainpower!

I won't tell you what instrumental music you should listen to, because let's face it, everyone has their own taste. I wouldn't want to ruin everyone's pleasure of listening to their study soundtrack. But my advice to you is that the best music you should listen to when studying is instrumental music because it will benefit you. If you didn't have the chance, why don't you create that YouTube playlist now?

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