Should students listen to music while studying for tests or do homework? That is an age old question, with no definite answer. If you ask around, you will get different points of view every time. Some students believe that listening to music puts them in a better mood and helps them concentrate better while studying, but others will say that the noise is distracting and causes them to be unable to concentrate. So what is the right answer? Should students listen to music while studying? Well, that depends. Research has shown that students can study effectively with music playing, while others are distracted by any outside stimulus. This makes sense. Basically when you listen to music while studying, you are multi-tasking. If this causes no problems and helps you, then by all means, continue. However, if you have tried listening to music and just can’t comprehend what you are studying, or trying to do, then it would be better to find a quiet place to complete your work. For me, personally, I can’t seem to stay focused on my class work unless I am listening to my favorite tunes.