I am currently in the honors mathematics program at my school. I wanted to get a research position this summer with a professor. I have been reading some of the previous threads about people asking for the same type of advice that I am asking for. I just feel that my situation may be a bit different. I'm only taking second year and third year courses right now, so with any professor that I ask to let me help them with research, I won't know much about their research, nor would I have the background to have a fruitful conversation with them about their research. And it's not like I am going to be volunteering in a lab, where I can help out with other things, so I fail to see how I could really contribute. Any advice? I also imagine that the professor would ask me why they should pick me for this position (seeing as there are probably other students who will be asking them as well). I don't really have a great answer for that. I mean, I love mathematics. I feel compelled to do it. I really can't walk away from it, so I really want to do research. I work really hard and am reasonably talented....Would saying those things suffice for a good answer?