What body systems are being used while doing your homework?
Pretty much all of them!
- Brain - thinking (what does the question mean, how do I find the answer to the question, actually finding that answer, putting the answer down, deciding if it's correct or not, fixing it if it's incorrect, etc.)
- Nerves - sending signals to the brain from the eyes, sending signals to the hands to do the work, feeling the hands working, sending more signals to look at the work and see if it is correct, sending signals to fix whatever needs correcting, etc.
- Moving the eyes to read the assignment and read over what you write
- Moving the hands to write or type, turning pages, moving the computer mouse and clicking on things
- Blinking and focusing the eyes so you can read
- Moving the arms if needed, so the hands can move correctly; moving legs to keep them from going to sleep, shifting positions to keep your balance and stay alert, etc.
- Keeping your body running smoothly so you can concentrate on your work instead of trying to remember to breathe, pump blood, digest food, and get rid of waste
- Breathing in and out so you stay alive and alert
- Sending oxygen to the brain to keep you alert and focused and learning
- Getting rid of excess carbon dioxide so your brain stays alert and focused
- Pumping blood so you stay alive
- pumping blood to your brain to keep you focused and alert and learning
- Sending nutrition to the brain to keep you alert and focused and learning
- Keeping you upright so you can read the material and not fall over
- Helping the muscles move your arms and eyes and body
- Protecting the brain so you can think
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While some people prefer to have background noise (such as music) going while they study, others prefer complete silence. And it also depends on the type of studying you're do…ing. For instance, someone studying simple math problems might be less distracted by music than someone studying advanced economics. . The key question to ask yourself is "Am I spending more time listening to the music than I am spending on my studies?" If the answer is yes, then you need to cut the music down or turn it off altogether. . The latest scientific information shows that some background noise usually does help most people "tune out" noises like traffic, construction, or people talking, and help them concentrate on what they are doing. However, this music should be slow to medium paced (not fast rock or heavy metal) and have no vocals or loud drum beats! Music can affect you in a variety of ways. Depending on the type of music you listen to you can change your brain waves to make you achieve a higher state of awareness/concentration. Instrumentals are usually the best for studying/homework as (as long as decently light) they take you into the alpha brainwave state. You get your most heightened sense of awareness and concentration in this type of brainwave. Stay away from rough beats and lyrics as they can be distracting to your work. Some people (I am one of them) cannot concentrate when it is too quiet around them. These people do benefit from having music playing quietly in the background while they work. Notice the emphasis on quiet - playing your favorite music loudly will just distract you from your work, and will have a negative effect on your studies. Sometimes it helps to play classical music or jazz - music without words - because many people key in when they hear words, and subconsciously focus to figure out what is being said. Music calms me and I enjoy it, but for some people who get distracted very easily, then it would be quite a hard time trying to concentrate.
I don't, though many do. Answer I do not know the percentage of people who watch TV whilst doing homework but I am sure it is quite high. I used to watch TV whilst doing hom…ework but that was because there was no where else where I could sit down apart from the dining room table. Eventually we got a desk in a different room and within seconds I was using it and I didn't have to watch TV at the same time. It is difficult and is a time-waster as well as a distraction. Tip: DON'T DO IT! I don't know how many kids watch t.v. while doing their homework but about 23% of kids watch t.v. instead of doing their homework.
It depends on the music. Soft, instrumental musicactually helps you to concentrate. Loud music, music with heavybeats, and vocals distract you.
Students can easily get distracted from homework since there are so many potential distractions. To remove these distractions, you might need to: . Turn off the TV, radio, a…nd gaming consoles. . Turn off your cell phone or put it on vibrate. . Clear off your study area. The less cluttered your desk is, the fewer things that could distract you. . Promise yourself that you can make a phone call or watch TV once you have completed some of your homework. It is easier to stay focused knowing that you will have time for other stuff later. . Turn OFF the internet -- yes, the internet! -- because studies show that just having it on in the background of the computer distracts you!
Hopefully some cognitive function is active, typing and using the internet are less important than comprehension, memory and original thinking.
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watching television,playing music,etc... go to a silent room and do your homework
Anything can distract you. Here are the Top Kid Distractors: . cellphone - just the little alert noise when you have a text isdistracting! . internet - don't even have it o…n in the background! . television . music - soft, instrumental music is OK but anything else isdistracting! . other people talking to you . video games
If your homework involves reading something, then the answer is usually no. A widely accepted study (Salame & Baddeley, '89) shows that the performance of working memory on a …word recall task is worse when listening to music than in a silent setting. Listening to lyrical music is correlated with worse performance than listening to instrumental music. A caveat. If you're studying in a noisy setting (and especially if you're not very good at filtering out irrelevant speech/noise), then listening to music over headphones can benefit your ability to concentrate by blocking out distracting sounds. However, the above study results still apply, so there is both a benefit and cost to studying with headphones on. If your homework is to write something, then I'm not sure whether listening to music will help you concentrate. This study says no, but there are many others who say yes. When we learnt about Salame & Baddeley in PSY372 (human memory), a fellow student asked whether listening to music would negatively effect one's ability to solve mathematical problems. The prof answered probably not, basically because the ability to do mathematics is a procedural skill (the prof hadn't read any studies supporting that claim, although it does seem reasonable). However, I have no idea whether listening to music while doing math actually benefits concentration, as some of my friends believe. I do know that listening to music while reading a math textbook negatively effects subsequent recall. If your homework is to draw, paint, or create something artistic then my intuition says that listening to (good) music will help you concentrate. Just one more (slightly tangential) thing: the Mozart effect is a myth. Best of luck in your studies. Listen to music wisely.
Soft, instrumental music according to all thescientific studies - anything with loud beats or vocals is going todistract you from working.
Stress can stop you from doing anything -- if you let yourself gettoo stressed, your mind is overwhelmed and you feel so helplessthat you can't do anything. Sometimes if you d…on't know how tohandle it, it may cause you to "burn out". Here are some good tips for Stressed Students: . Breathe! It is physically impossible to panic while you aretaking deep breaths. Try it and see -- you have to really be doingthe deep breaths! . Do a little bit. If you have a big chore ahead of you, chop itup into little ones. Do just one class assignment, then take abreak and go walk around, or go talk to your parents about howstressed you are - don't take such a long break that you end upstaying up all night working, though! . Reward yourself. Set up something with your parents -- if youdo a certain amount of study work, they'll let you do a certainamount of something you like to do, or will help you put some moneyaside to buy an item you want once you get your grades for theterm. . Drop the standards! This is the big one for lots of students --you do not have to do 100% all the time. The definition of a "C"grade is average, or normal -- this is the grade most kids willget, and it's fine if you're doing your best effort. A "B" is aboveaverage, and an "A" is perfect. If you're getting B's and C's, youare doing above average work, which is fine.
There are no scientific studies for this
Of course it does! TV is one of the most distracting things in yourhouse - it keeps you from concentrating on what you're doing andyou end up not learning as much and making a… lower grade than ifyou turned it off. Here are some other things that will distract you from your work: . cellphones - even the little alert noise when you get a text isdistracting . the internet - just having it on in the background tempts youto check your Facebook . people talking . music that is loud, has heavy beats or vocals (soft,instrumental music is OK for studying)
Anything can interrupt you! Here are some of the most commondistractions while studying: . Cellphones - even the little alerts for text or email candistract you! . TV . In…ternet - just having it on in the background is tootempting! . Music - studies show that only soft, instrumental music canhelp you focus . People talking . Anything going on in the background
If they're smart, they're focusing on the material and trying tolearn it!
Your homework may not be a subject that you are interested in,which means you would have to consentrate harder not to bedistracted. You could be in a loud enviroment with peop…le doingthings you would like to be doing, in which case you might need toselect a quieter and less active place to study. Here are some things you can do to get rid ofdistractions : . Turn OFF the cellphone - even the little alerts that let youknow you got a text or email are distracting! . Turn OFF the internet - just having it on in the background istoo tempting! . Turn OFF the TV and the video games . Switch the music to soft, instrumental songs that studies showcan actually help you to focus . Find a quiet place to study without a lot of talking or stuffgoing on in the background . Have all of your materials before you get started so you don'thave to keep getting up and looking for stuff . Get enough sleep - kids and teens usually need 10 hours anight, and if you're tired, you get distracted more easily!