When we are studying for the Dental Assisting National Boards®, we need all the help we can get. And that includes music! Choose wisely your music because some are too distracting. Music with lyrics, they can be motivational and be pumping! But the words can compete with your study material. So, here is a list of music that is proven to help you being focused.
My favorite. It is FREE (yay!!) with a paid version too. But they play music that “dramatically improve focus, relaxation, and sleep.” Simply play it and see the results. They selected music that is scientifically proven to work with the brain waves. And from my personal experience, I like it!
2. Instrumental Songs
A recent study by Carol A. Smith and Larry W. Morris of Middle Tennessee State University revealed that students who listened to “sedative” music during a test scored higher than those who listened to lyrical music. This isn’t to say that it’s entirely impossible to cross things off your list while listening to songs with words, but if you’re finding that the lyrics are becoming too distracting, you may want to experiment with some instrumental options.
3. Nature Sounds
According to psychophysical data and sound-field analysis published in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, listening to “natural” sounds could enhance cognitive functioning, optimize your ability to concentrate, and increase your level of satisfaction. Think: Waves crashing, birds chirping, streams trickling, etc. The research suggests that these sounds function similarly to white noise, which is often used in offices as a sound masking system.
SmarterDA has great STEP-by-STEP courses that give you everything you need. There are FREE trials in each course, 100% FREE. If you are interested in being successful, give it a shot. You can even use the music you choose to try if they really improve your focus!
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The goal is #SUCCESSANDNOTHINGLESS. Be the best you can be!
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Author: Claire RDH, MS
Claire is the founder of StudentRDH and SmarterDA – exams prep solutions for the dental hygiene and dental assisting students. The online solutions deliver content of the highest quality through the latest e-learning technology. According to some students, studying is now “addictive!” Prior to her career in the dental field, Claire Jeong was an education specialist at Boston Children’s Museum. Claire is licensed to practice in the United States as well as Canada. She provides personalized mentorship and can be reached at ClaireJ@SmarterDA.com and support@SmarterDA.com.
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