One of these factors is the subject you are working with.
Assignments that involve calculations can be done while listening to music, for instance. If you have grown up doing everything in front of the TV or while music played in the background, you may do well in those settings.
The type of music you play while doing your homework can determine whether you will do better or worse.
Calm and soothing instrumentals in the background can make your environment conducive to focused work.
Multitasking has become a way of life for today’s students.
Instead of focusing solely on homework assignments, students feel like they need to listen to music, use their mobile phones, and interact on social media.
Students waste significant time flipping through songs when they should be doing work.
It is a good idea for students to pick a station or playlist and stick with it until they finish their work.
So, if you are working on something that requires patient persistent attention, it can be helpful to listen to relaxing music that you enjoy.
On the flipside, if you are trying to get through an assignment quickly, it is helpful to listen to songs that have a fast beat.