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I experience this all the time, and in classes, although I easily understand what instructors are talking about, I often feel unprepared to answer questions that are speculative without doing a ton of extra research. I often spend a lot of time researching what we discussed in class so I have better context for it and can really understand it rather than just memorizing it.

I also have noticed that people are not specific enough when giving directions for tasks, and I used to have to ask my manager at work lots of detailed clarifying questions because I could think of thirty ways to accomplish the task and I knew the results would differ in meaningful ways. Sometimes in manufacturing you have leeway for various methods and sometimes you don’t, and I didn’t want to waste material when testing new products.