Need an extra boost to get you through that all-nighter? A pick-me-up before the big exam? This upbeat pop playlist is perfect for giving you the extra boost of motivation you need to push through until your last final.
Assignments piling up? Feeling that end-of-semester pressure? You’re not alone in that feeling. If you need a moment to decompress from your studies, the soothing sounds of Bon Iver and Paul Simon can help reduce stress and mellow out the mood.
"The Mozart Effect" has been a hotly debated phenomenon since its scientific hypothesis debuted in 1993, claiming that students who listened to Mozart’s 1781 Sonata for Two Pianos in D major performed better on reasoning tests than those who did not. While listening to Mozart won’t make you a genius overnight, studies have found that listening to soothing music can aide in memory performance, ease anxiety and lower blood pressure.
Old school hip hop
If you’re feeling anxious about your end-of-semester course load, a playlist jam packed with hip hop classics might be just the ticket to getting you out of a rut. With any luck, you and your peers will end finals week with a celebratory Hammer Dance.
Finals week is a stressful time for any student. Armed with the right playlist, however, students can ease their test anxiety, boost their motivation, and with any luck improve their memory. Keep calm, and study on!