Homework Help – Does Music Help or Hurt?

Homework help tip:
QUESTION: Is listening to music while studying beneficial in improving memory or detrimental to it?

HERE ARE OUR THOUGHTS: Some kids find music relaxing and report that it helps them concentrate and tune out things going around them. HOWEVER, music with lyrics can interfere with memorization, comprehension, and retention, as they study. In essence, the brain is doing double duty-studying and interpreting lyrics of a song.
So, break out the Mozart!

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