Okay so as part of today’s assignment under blogging101, I’m supposed to post something which goes with one of the comments I made on a fellow blogging101 course-mate’s blog. I read this post made by Lydia on her blog: https://aidyl93.wordpress.com/2015/07/15/writing-is-hard/
It’s about how she’s writing a novel (which is awesome, by the way!) and she got stuck at a point where she’s supposed to describe a house (it’s very important to her story) and it’s hidden treasures. I feel I can relate to the ‘getting stuck’ part and though this post is not about ‘writing being difficult’ (as she says), it’s about me finding reading (and understanding) equally difficult! I know it’d make a crappy assignment but here goes…
Do you remember any time when you read and re-read a particular line or sentence and yet failed to understand its meaning? I’m not talking about complicated stuff here, like rocket science or something, but simple things such as:
‘coordinating efforts to gather biotechnology information both nationally and internationally; and performing…’
Easy, right? But for some reason, it just doesn’t register in your head, no matter how hard you try! If you haven’t experienced anything like this ever, it might be difficult for you to understand what exactly I’m trying to say, but I’ll continue anyway.
This has been going on with me for quite sometime now. Suppose I’m in the middle of a book or a newspaper article, or a blog for that matter, all of a sudden I get stuck on a line. I’ll read it once, twice, thrice… I’ll cover my ears with my hands and read it again, but to no use. I’ll hold my head and really try to focus this time, but again the same story. It’s like I can read each word as an individual, I know what it means, but my mind doesn’t allow me to put it together as a sentence and make sense of it!
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying I’m going crazy (Well at least I hope not!) and other than this, I’m a completely normal human being!
This thing then stays for around a minute or so. Then, finally, in what seems like my trillionth try, I’ll understand the sentence and move to the next one effortlessly!
I’m working on a lab report right now which I’m due to submit coming Monday. Two days back, as I was doing a little research for my report, again the same problem occurred. There was this article I was going through and I got stuck at a particular line. 😦
I’m yet to understand the exact reasons behind this little problem of mine. Initially I thought it’s because of the background noises or because of my lack of attention, but I have reasons to believe that it is not so! Whatever may be the reasons, this sure as hell, is a real-bugger!
Have you ever been through anything of the sort or any other peculiar experience you’d like to share?