Why is second-guessing instructions a problem?

The instructor has a purpose in what they are teaching.
Teachings will

* build on what has come before,
* link diverse parts of the syllabus, and
* lead on to something new.

The student rarely has insight to these things.
You should never second-guess an instruction, because you do not know what is in the instructor’s mind.
This wastes time (both your own and the instructor’s).

(Andy Urwin)

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