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dc.contributor Melzer, Daniel en
dc.contributor.advisor Heckathorn, Amy en
dc.contributor.author Carlson, Amber Michelle Marie en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-07T20:50:00Z en
dc.date.available 2015-05-07T20:50:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2015-05-07 en
dc.date.submitted 2015-05-06 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/139175 en
dc.description Project (M.A., English (Composition))--California State University, Sacramento, 2015. en
dc.description.abstract This research study examines how listening to Mozart affected (in terms of anxiety and concentration) first year college writing students when initiating and during writing for the duration of a five minute in-class free-write. Data was collected from student questionnaires and interviews. The results suggest that listening to classical music while initiating and during writing can help students to relax and concentrate better. Recommendations are made for further study in the areas of music therapy and Composition, and teachers are encouraged to make the suggestion of listening to music to their students, particularly those students experiencing difficulties with writing, anxiety, and/or concentration. en
dc.description.sponsorship English (Composition) en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Mozart effect en
dc.subject Composition en
dc.subject Writer's block en
dc.subject Music therapy en
dc.subject Classroom research study en
dc.title Classical music, writing, and anxiety en
dc.type Project en


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