Music for Concentration

music for concentration

If you’re a student, you’re probably in the middle of finishing up a dissertation, writing up essays or revising for exams right now. I’ve got two assignments due in the next two weeks which I am furiously typing up, in between blogging breaks and scrolling through Twitter!

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Epic music.

I’m currently writing an assignment for Psychology and Health on how chronic illnesses can impact upon an individual from a biopsychosocial perspective. It’s a fairly depressing essay as I’ve decided to talk about breast and prostate cancer. I know someone who has just undergone a┬ámastectomy though, so it is interesting to be able to put things into a real-life perspective.

Anyway, to the point of this blog post: epic music. I find that I can’t concentrate if I listen to music with words when I am working, but if I am in a public place such as I am now, in the Clifford Whitworth library, I need music on to drown out the noise of other people sneezing, whispering and munching on crisps.

So I’ve discovered this academic year that I work very well when I’m listening to classical music, in particular songs from epic movies such as the Avengers and Lord of the Rings. For example at the minute I’m listening to the score from Mulan.

What music do you listen to when you’re working or revising? Let me know in the comments!