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11th grader Emiliano Montoya listening to music while studying.

11th grader Emiliano Montoya listening to music while studying.

11th grader Emiliano Montoya listening to music while studying.

Simon Pelaez, Discoverer Staff Writer

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It is no mystery that school can be a whole lot of stress and work, and every single student, no matter their schedule and classes is forced to deal with it. This is why students choose to listen to music while they are working, studying and performing other tasks. It helps them eliminate the distractions of other students in class ,and it can also boost their focus levels so they work more efficiently.

Teachers complain when students are distracted with their classmates and are not working, but when they ask if they can listen to music, they won’t allow it. Most of the teacher that do this aren’t convinced that music helps the students concentrate easier and as a consequence work more efficiently, and only see music as one more distraction for their pupils. It’s understandable that most of the genres they latest generations listen to are very loud and obnoxious but a majority has grown to be used to it and can actually work better when listening to it.

“Depends on what I am doing, and on the song, when a song has lyrics that I know I tend to get distracted and not finish my work,” Emiliano Montoya, 11th grader, said.

Even if music seems as a distraction it is worth to have student not concentrating alone than him not working and taking the focus away from his classmates. If the students are allowed music during class then every student can worry about their own, rather than just wasting their time and their classmates time.

“Music has the potential to take a person from the Beta brainwave state to deeper Alpha, and then Theta brainwave states, depending on the music,” explained Dr. Masha Godkin, a professor in the Department of Marriage and Family Sciences at Northcentral University.”

One of the most recognized arguments teachers use is that students waste way to much time looking for songs, and they fail to realize how easy it is for them, as they are extremely experienced when managing their technology. From experience they can take a maximum of 1-2 minutes looking for a song which is a minimal amount of time when you think about how long classes are.

According to Dr. Masha Godkin from the North Central University “Music activates both the left and right brain at the same time, and the activation of both hemispheres can maximize learning and improve memory.” 

People recall information more effectively when they’re doing so in the same environment in which they initially learned it, according to the textbook, “Educational Psychology.” Students who listen to music while studying will be better at recalling the information they’ve learned if they also listen to music during tests — an opportunity most students don’t have.

In any event, plenty of people swear by having a soundtrack on in the background to help them focus when they’re studying for an exam, working on their office computer, or completing household chores. A 2007 study from Stanford University published in the journal Neuron found that music engages the areas of the brain linked with paying attention, making predictions, and updating memory. Every TCS will have a prefered subject or tasks for listening to music, some of all of them some only one.

For example I can’t listen to music when writing but I tend to listen to music when doing math,” Montoya said.

Studies show that not all music genres helps people concentrate, a 2005 study published in “Psychology of Music” found that workers who listened to music while working had higher productivity than those who didn’t. The study’s authors speculate that this could be because music boosts mood, improving motivation. Particularly among students who are struggling to remain motivated to complete their work, music might provide a respite from the stress and exhaustion of studying and inspire them to keep at it.

“I concentrate better When listening to instrumental music because there are no lyrics to distract,” Montoya said.

There are various teacher that encourage music in their classes.They not only let students listen to music when working, when they are on an exam they will amp up some classical or some instrumental music to get their minds going and help them focus.

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