It would depend on wether or not it was somthing I wanted to do.
If it was somthing I was really interested in I would love somthing open ended and would hate specific instructions. I remember in the 7th grade we were asked to write a term paper for english. We were prepared for it by reading over a book on how to space the lines ect ect which I imediately disregarded. I then spent my whole time researching my topic (conspiracy theories about the lincoln assassination) which I wrote a 25+(if my memory serves me) essay on. It got a D because I didnt follow "The format" :|