The Rubicon

Music helps retain learning, but only with the right study playlist

Freshman Maya Shrestha listens to music while studying in the gym foyer. “Having some background noise helps me focus on my work,” she said.

Iya Abdulkarim, Feature Editor

May 28, 2015

When a student puts on their headphones or earbuds in while studying, they tend to do one of the following: they sit down and plow through their work, or they sit and stare at it as they mouth the lyrics to the song they’re listening to.