Rigorous describes something rigid and difficult, and imposes hardship, such as taking a rigorous hike. Some might avoid rigorous tasks such as weeding a garden to avoid hardship. Others might embrace a rigorous physical workout because the goal of athletic performance drives them. Tasks can be categorized by degrees of rigor, and each person chooses whether to embrace or avoid rigorous tasks based on their goals.
When rigorous is applied in education, the term means something slightly different from difficult, arduous tasks. Rigorous education is not more physically difficult or necessarily a more extended test or exotic and difficult questions.… >>>