Several YouTube channels worth checking out to help you stay focused while studying
by Mela Lozano
As a senior in college, I have jumped through many hoops of trying to find the perfect study method. I tried, going to coffee shops, libraries, studying in my bedroom with my Peach Bellini candle, and even going to group studies but nothing seemed to do the trick.
I couldn’t find that right groove to be productive, until I stumbled upon some YouTube channels. Each of these provides me with a heightened level of concentration, which then leads to increased productivity.
Here are some YouTube channels that I recommend for helping you study.
Lo-fi Hip Hop
So, judging by the list, I’m sure you are aware that there are plenty of lo-fi YouTube channels. These are some of my favorite channels I recommend listening to as they are not only visually appealing but watching an animated character study kind of inspires you to study as well.
In addition to the soothing visuals, the music is something to take note. Lo-fi is a music or production quality in which elements usually regarded as imperfections of a recording or performance are audible, sometimes as a deliberate aesthetic choice. In other words, lo-fi is an ironic style of music in that the imperfections are quite soothing. The soothing element is what inspires me to study.
When I am not listening to productive music, I am watching Wisecrack.
Wisecrack is a channel that is dedicated to expanding your mind. Whether it is through philosophy, the latest movies and or shows, or even cultural trends.
Now, you might be wondering how is learning random, but useful information going to help you study. Well, that’s the answer. By learning other random facts that aren’t related to what you are learning in your classes is the way to improve your studying.
It’s weird, I know. But it works. The concept of learning something else will inevitably lead you to get into the mindset of continuous learning, encouraging you to actually study.
Make sense? Put simply, learn something that interests you, then apply that interest/motivation to your homework. It works. Believe me.
Fun fact! In addition to using these YouTube channels to help you study, I recommend using:
LifeSpace is the organizational app that helps with note taking, organizing classes, combining notes, adding homework to a checklist, and sharing useful links. Free to download in the app store and desktop. Check out this YouTube Video:
Thomas Frank’s channel is actually called College Info Geek and what he publishes are videos on studying and habits and tips that can help you do better in your college classes. It also helps you with studying that comes along with your classes. He has multiple tips on productivity, motivation, strategies, and even tools and resources to help make your learning experience successful. Check this channel out if you can’t seem to find the way to study smart and to improve your college experience!