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It is not uncommon for students to want to listen to music while they try to revise but this comes at a significant cost. A recent study found that students who revised in quiet environments performed sixty per cent better in an exam than their peers who revised while listening to music that had lyrics. Listening to music without lyrics was less detrimental but the optimal environment was to revise in silence. Students would be well advised to take scheduled short music breaks between working rather than trying to revise and listen at the same time. Please click here to read an article in the Guardian about this, and click here to access the original study.