“Don’t listen to music while studying, you’ll get distracted!”
I can’t count how many times I’ve heard this phrase – from teachers to parents to tutors, it seems that everybody believes that music and sounds make you counterproductive. However, I find this to be completely untrue. Though the method of concentration varies from person to person, I find listening to “elevator music” or “white noise” type sounds helps me study better.*
Below are a few links that I use:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2WtUfOnDMY (It says relaxing, but it just helps me calm down and work – no falling asleep here!)
*There are scientific articles debating for music and against music while studying which I won’t delve into since it honestly depends on the type of person.