My study playlist
It’s around this time where most students lock themselves in their room (for revision, not Netflix) and work towards their final exams and dissertation.
Admittedly, I’m working away at the last part of my dissertation now, and me being me, getting quite stressed about it all. Roll on hand in date! But being at my desk for a large part of the day means I need a good playlist to pull me through the other end.
My music taste when I’m studying has to be something that can sit in the background and not distract me. I normally stick to the Ben Howards and the Jack Garretts, with a little bit of house thrown in - see Majestic Casual for what I mean. You need something that's enough to keep you going and keep you interested, yet not vying for attention that it doesn’t allow you to get further than the title.
I know some people can’t work with music, but for me I think it extends how long I can stay focused on a piece of writing without digressing on Instagram and
Twitter… and then back to Instagram. I’ve just had a playlist on in the background whilst writing this and I’ve managed to write it from beginning to end without having to stop. This might just be me as well, but having it play through a speaker rather than a laptop helps me concentrate more, I think it’s the fact it’s away from my immediate workspace.
I’m using the Ministry of Sound M Plus speaker to get me through the six-hour dissertation days (well I try to do six hours) and it’s working well so far in keeping my concentration levels up. It's perfect for my desk and if I fancy taking my work outside I'm covered.
I’ve put together a study playlist alongside ASOS if you are in need of some more study/work tracks. Give it a listen and let me know if it helps you stay on task.