Studying for the Attention Impaired

Studying for the Attention Impaired

Hey everyone, Liz here from Noise Pollution!┬áJust got to the map library, after having a study pitcher at Wilf’s!

Anyway, I created a solid playlist that I hope you all enjoyed for studying purposes. There was a definite science to the composition of this playlist too. I don’t know about you, but I have a very short attention span so this playlist was catering to those who have similarly minimal attention spans. The science behind the playlist is having clearly defined sets. Each set of 4-5 songs follows a simple process:

Song one – Must be a pump up song, solid beat, to get you motivated to actually do work

Song two – Must have a similar beat, or energy to maintain the motivation but has to be slightly mellower or else you’ll get too pumped and lose focus

Song three/four – Can be mellow so as to provide some background noise in the peak of your concentration. Don’t pick something you want to sing along with or you’ll get distracted (No Adele!)

Song five – Another pump up song, because by now your attention has diminished and you need to be re-energized a bit before you take a 5 minute colouring break. Maybe even use this song as your colouring/crossword break.

Here was the playlist from today, which is comprised of 4-song sets according to the above laws of studying (be warned it’s a little Shad/Macklemore/Feist/Cudi heavy):

“The Boogie That Be” – Black Eyed Peas

“We, Myself and I” – Shad

“The Ghost of Genova Heights” – Stars

“Up All Night” – Drake ft. Nicki Minaj

“Kids” – Chiddy Bang ft. MGMT

“When The Music Stops” – Eminem

“The Bad In Each Other” – Feist

“Little Bird” – The White Stripes

“You See Me” – Childish Gambino

“Vipassana” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“Countyline Division Road” – Sarah McInnis

“Man On The Moon” – Kid Cudi ft The Postal Service

“Valerie” – Amy Winehouse

“Neighborhood #2 (Laika)” – Arcade Fire

“Squealing Pigs” – Admiral Fallow

“Dance, Dance, Dance” – Lykke Li

“Crew Cuts” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“Erase Me” – Kid Cudi ft. Kanye West

“Jasper” – Aidan Knight ft. Dan Mangan

“Vagabond” – Hey Ocean! ft. Shad

“Seven Nation Army” – The White Stripes

“I Don’t Like To” – Shad

“50 Ways To Make A Record” – Kid Cudi

“Consequence of Sound” – Regina Spektor

“Cameras” – Chiddy Bang

“The Old Prince Still Lives At Home” – Shad

“Perfect Situation” – Weezer

“Who Says” – John Mayer

“My Moon My Man” – Feist

“Bitch Look At Me Now” – Childish Gambino

“Otherside” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Fences

“A Commotion” – Feist

“Kill You” – Eminem

Play this. Enjoy your studying. Stop and colour.


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