Im currently a junior physics major with an average gpa. I want to continue my education to the graduate level, and in order to better my chances of getting into a good grad school I really need to start focusing on getting some research experience. I have looked over some of the research one of my professors is involved with and I am, quite frankly, very interested in the topic. My current plan is to swing by this professor's office during see if there is something I can do. I expect to get paid, just looking for the experience. Thats all I need to do, but the whole process seems intimidating. I want to go in there with a good idea of what I am going to say. My counselor didnt offer any helpful insight besides being familiar with the professors research. How should I prepare? How should I bring up asking for a research spot? What qualities would a professor look for in an undergrad for such a position? If anyone has any insight I would appreciate it.