It was my freshman year of college and I feel that I'm coming to the realization I may not be able to study while jamming out. This was devastating on account I listened to music almost every waking hour of my day. I noticed I wasn't comprehending my textbooks as well while enjoying some tunes and when writing my writers block seemed to come up much more often.
Luckily, after a few more years of college, I did find out how to make a symbiotic relationship between my music and studies. It started when I begun to exercise, or was feeling gloomy. I would put on music that fit that mood or pace. I applied that to my studies. When I'm reading or writing: a faster beat with no songs with lyrics allowed. Doing math involved complete silence (although I kept my earbuds in so not be disturbed). For my creative, communicative or thinking type of classes I would put on some pop or rock I've listened to for years.
Finding out what type of music applied to what type of studying habit was vital for me. I hope today's infographic can help you find yours.