Noise and reading/studying

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Noise and reading/studying

Zombirella Zombirella
Can you read and/or study with other distractions going on?
If I'm trying to concentrate on something important or that I'm trying to process and understand it has to QUIET. Even the noise of the traffic outside the window bothers me at times.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Need complete silence
darthkitt3n , Rossie , loveme , Anne , bayosgirl
5
Noise doesn't bother me
Sammi , SexyRayne , AmberM , SiNn , cryinglightning86 , Ganconagh , Katelyn
7
Only certain background noise bothers me
shcoo , Missmarc , The Mother of a SiNner , Superbals , Ms. N , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Ryuson , Greenleaf , meganthomas , AmberM , winterseve , OhMy! , idunshire , SJ88 , interestingstuff , Masokisti , dv8 , C-Rae , curious kitten , Mwar , cryinglightning86 , Unconventional , LadyDarknezz , Falsepast , Allstars316 , AlianneCimorene , brevado , gsfanatic , Gdom , Peggi , BabyL0ve , Katelyn
32
Other
Chirple , SexyRayne , GravyCakes , Lildrummrgurl7
4
Total votes: 48 (44 voters)
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02/21/2012
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Chirple Chirple
Other, it depends on how I'm feeling, really.

Sometimes I want no sound, sometimes I want music, sometimes a certain kind of music, et cetera.
02/21/2012
GONE! GONE!
I can't have any noise except, say, soft music I'm playing myself.
02/21/2012
Rossie Rossie
I prefer complete silence or else I can't concentrate.
02/21/2012
The Mother of a SiNner The Mother of a SiNner
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
Can you read and/or study with other distractions going on?
If I'm trying to concentrate on something important or that I'm trying to process and understand it has to QUIET. Even the noise of the traffic outside the window bothers me at times.
certain noises annoy me
02/21/2012
Superbals Superbals
Yes and no....at my job multitasking is super imporant but some things just kill my concentration
02/21/2012
Sammi Sammi
I can totally tune everything out - a handy trick I learned when I lived in the dorms.
02/21/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
It depends on what I am doing, when I am doing it, and what sort of noise it is.
02/21/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
If it's talking or something like that it does, but otherwise no.
02/21/2012
Greenleaf Greenleaf
TV with sound / talk radio / people having a conversation will really mess me up. Most other sounds just turn into white noise after a while.
02/21/2012
SexyRayne SexyRayne
Not only does noise not bother me but I study better when there is something like heavy metal music on. I am an odd person when it comes to studying.
02/21/2012
GravyCakes GravyCakes
when i had to study, i would put in my headphones & play white noise (like the sound of static or something). it's supposed to help you remember the things that you read & go over better, & it always worked for me. the times that i did use white noise, i was always able to remember what i had studied a lot better than the times that i didn't use it.
02/21/2012
AmberM AmberM
Only a few things really bother me, like talking. I can ignore every other noise but actual people in the same room as me talking... I feel like i should keep one ear open when they're talking, and it distracts me.
02/21/2012
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
Can you read and/or study with other distractions going on?
If I'm trying to concentrate on something important or that I'm trying to process and understand it has to QUIET. Even the noise of the traffic outside the window bothers me at times.
when i study or read or anything like that i neeed choas
02/21/2012
C-Rae C-Rae
Only repetitive noises bother me. TV and stuff doesn't but I do prefer to study in silence
03/11/2012
curious kitten curious kitten
I can read and listen to mellow music, but there are some things that require a more in depth concentration and I prefer quiet.
03/11/2012
Mwar Mwar
Being from the city I can deal with certain noises.
03/11/2012
cryinglightning86 cryinglightning86
Usually I concentrate better with a movie or a CD on in the background, but it has to be something familiar. Nothing I've never seen/heard before, or else I get distracted. I don't like sudden noises (like when my roommates start screaming at 3 am for some unknown reason), but I'm okay with most background noise.
07/24/2012
Unconventional Unconventional
I can handle music, but the kids screaming or a loud TV is bothersome.
08/05/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
Only certain background noises like annoying douchebag roomates, noisy brats, and terrible music tend to screw up my concentration...Ah, the numerous arguments I've had because of those reasons.
08/05/2012
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
This all depends on what I'm reading or studying. If I'm reading a textbook, I need it to be silent. If I'm creating a study guide or writing notecards, I like to have the TV on with a show I've seen a lot. When I'm watching something I've seen many times before, I don't have to focus on it to understand it but it creates relaxing white noise.
08/05/2012
loveme loveme
I like to play classical music. It makes me concentrate better.
08/05/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I can turn most everything into white noise
08/05/2012
AlianneCimorene AlianneCimorene
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
Can you read and/or study with other distractions going on?
If I'm trying to concentrate on something important or that I'm trying to process and understand it has to QUIET. Even the noise of the traffic outside the window bothers me at times.
I don't like studying or reading in complete silence. I'll need some kind of background music or noise keeping parts of my brain occupied so the rest of it can focus. I prefer music that's arrhythmic and has a consistent beat and has minimal lyrics, or lyrics that I can tune out from lack of comprehension (another language, normally) or from familiarity. Songs that are like techno, trance, electronica, house, dance, industrial, tango, and recently electroswing all work to keep me focused. Classical and any rhythmic, complicated music is a distraction because I'll get caught up focusing on the song and not my studies. If I don't have music available, I'll end up with a section of a song repeating on loop in my head to keep my thoughts calm (even now, I don't have any music on but I have Parov Stelar's Catgroove stuck in my head). TV/radio/other people are a distraction, as is any kind of music that I'm emotionally invested or attached too (no Sherlock soundrack music, as awesome as it is, is allowed on my study playlist because I'll get distracted by it).
08/05/2012
brevado brevado
Some days the noise gets to me, but not usually
08/05/2012
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I don't like really loud and random noise when I'm studying, otherwise I don't care
08/06/2012
Anne Anne
I need absolute silence.
08/07/2012
Gdom Gdom
I much prefer silence, but I couldn't have survived college in Manhattan if I wasn't able to deal with a bit of noise.
08/07/2012
Total posts: 28
Unique posters: 28