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Hey guys ! i was wondering if you like to focus while using ambient music as background or total silence to help you concentrate bettter. In some research it is adviced to listen to classical music for certain tasks and it raises IQ for a short period of time up to 10 points ?









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Hey guys ! i was wondering if you like to focus while using ambient music as background or total silence to help you concentrate bettter. In some research it is adviced to listen to classical music for certain tasks and it raises IQ for a short period of time up to 10 points ?









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Hi AweG

I have heard of certain classical musician compositions and playlists on YouTube which help you calm yourself down.

However, I personally prefer silence. Also from the point of view of the GMAT exam - say between sections or while you are waiting in the hall for the test to begin - I am told they provide you earplugs to be used during the test. Since you only have silence to accompany you then, I think it best to try and pratice using silence as a method to calmness.

But in the end it is essentially whatever works best for you, mate. :-)

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AweG wrote:
Hey guys ! i was wondering if you like to focus while using ambient music as background or total silence to help you concentrate bettter. In some research it is adviced to listen to classical music for certain tasks and it raises IQ for a short period of time up to 10 points ?









Cheers!


Hi AweG

I have heard of certain classical musician compositions and playlists on YouTube which help you calm yourself down.

However, I personally prefer silence. Also from the point of view of the GMAT exam - say between sections or while you are waiting in the hall for the test to begin - I am told they provide you earplugs to be used during the test. Since you only have silence to accompany you then, I think it best to try and pratice using silence as a method to calmness.

But in the end it is essentially whatever works best for you, mate. :-)

Best,
Gladi


I didnt know that you are allowed to have earplugs during the exam! do you know if i can bring my own plugs for the exam ? cause what they offer i guess is the standard ones which are usually quite carpy
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AweG wrote:
Hey guys ! i was wondering if you like to focus while using ambient music as background or total silence to help you concentrate bettter. In some research it is adviced to listen to classical music for certain tasks and it raises IQ for a short period of time up to 10 points ?









Cheers!


Hi AweG

I have heard of certain classical musician compositions and playlists on YouTube which help you calm yourself down.

However, I personally prefer silence. Also from the point of view of the GMAT exam - say between sections or while you are waiting in the hall for the test to begin - I am told they provide you earplugs to be used during the test. Since you only have silence to accompany you then, I think it best to try and pratice using silence as a method to calmness.

But in the end it is essentially whatever works best for you, mate. :-)

Best,
Gladi


I didnt know that you are allowed to have earplugs during the exam! do you know if i can bring my own plugs for the exam ? cause what they offer i guess is the standard ones which are usually quite carpy


Hey AweG,

I do not think they allow you to get your OWN earphones afaik. I was talking about the same standard crappy earphones :-D

It is still better than not having any earphones.. the point I am making is don't make it a habit to listen to music to calm down... Else you might end up feeling restless when you don't get any music. :-)

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JohnShelby wrote:
You know, in my situation it depends. It depends on my mood, it depends on the time of the day, even on the weather, and so on and so forth. I like listening to music while I'm writing or preparing something but it helps me to concentrate only at the first part of the day. And only if I am not too tired. In this case I can even listen to some rock music. But if I am nervous or if I am after a complicated day then even Ludovico Einaudi will seem to me too distractive. But in the bigger part of situations, silence is better to focus.


Nicely put. I think i will continue having as much silence as i can while doing gmat.
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i concentrate in silence, because music is it distracts me. I'm used to the fact that music is just for recreation
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