College Tip: The Sounds of Studying

Welcome to finals MC students.  Let’s be real, sometimes it’s difficult to study and get school work done while in college.  If you’re anything like me, it’s really hard to separate yourself from the world around you and get into a proper studying environment.  The library doesn’t exactly suite me as an optimal study location, so I’ve had to find new places to study.  Because of this, I have resorted to acquiring a series of differing sounds and music that help get me into the mood for studying/reading/working.

Rainy Mood

Rainy Mood

Everyone knows that the best time to read is when it’s raining outside.  Unfortunately, the weather in Mississippi is never predictable.  Rainy Mood plays a continuous soothing sound of gentle rain.  Just go to their website, minimize the screen, and go to work.  Beware if you go outside following a long study session, the actual weather might confuse you.

Simply Noise

Simply Noise

White noise is an incredible way to escape the world around you.  If you want to be free from distractions, this is the way to do it.  In the same fashion as Rainy Mood, Simply Noise will play a quiet, repetitive background of customized white noise.  You can choose from the three selections of white, pink, and brown noise, and you can also choose whether or not you would like for this sound to oscillate.  My personal studying preference is a low oscillating selection of brown noise.

Movie Scores

Hans Zimmer

There are some absolutely incredible movie scores in existence today.  I have thoroughly enjoying delving into these over the past four years as I’ve needed some extra motivation for studying.  These scores can provide the perfect orchestral melodies for an afternoon of epic studying.  Hans Zimmer is an excellent example of supreme symphonic scores.  Check out his compositions for Gladiator, Inception, Journey to the Line, and the Dark Knight.  My absolute favorite film score is The Fountain by Clint Mansell.  This cinematic wonder has one of the most intricate scores I ever heard in a film.  Mansell’s Fountain soundtrack will forever be a reliable study companion.

Instrumental Bands


If you’re looking for something a little more upbeat, check out the plethora of instrumental bands that exist in the realm of music.  One of the most common college choices is Explosions in the Sky featured on Choctawk last year.  This bands rhythmic style of building guitars always incites a successful work session.  Other instrumental bands you should check out include The Seraphim Project, Caspian, Lowercase Noises, The Hope Arsenal, and Daniel Bashta.

Happy Studying My Friends!

-Andrew the Studious

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