I don’t always enjoy research, at least not the way people who dive into research do. I’m never going to be in danger of putting it all in there because, instead, I have to make sure I do enough. To me, it’s a tool of writing, like proofreading is. But there are some things I like better than others, and some things I found downright tedious. The most tedious thing for me is:
I’m a kinesthetic and visual spatial learner, which is a really weird combination. My learning skills lean more toward hands-on. It’s very difficult for me to stay involved when I just have to sit and listen to someone drone on, even if it’s a subject I want to be interested in. I don’t always get good notes from a lecture, and if the speaker isn’t good to start with, I tend to get very little out of it. It can help me to get notes and other reading material on the topic beforehand, but a lot of speakers won’t do this or wait until the last minute to prepare.
What’s the most tedious part of research for you?