Did you take one cold then see where you're problem areas were then study? Or study first then take a prep test?

I've heard it's better to take a practice cold then study from there. But I did that for the SAT and ACT and I think my first diagnostic score stuck with me and hurt me more because I remembered it.

Right now I'm working through books and I can already see my main problem. I know I should stop and take a practice exam but I keep trying to go through my books first then take one and see what I did wrong and go back through the books and take another and so forth.

What was your method? Study through pieces of each book then take a prep or get through the books then take practice after practice. Or did you take a prep cold?

I've heard it's better to take a practice cold then study from there. But I did that for the SAT and ACT and I think my first diagnostic score stuck with me and hurt me more because I remembered it.

Right now I'm working through books and I can already see my main problem. I know I should stop and take a practice exam but I keep trying to go through my books first then take one and see what I did wrong and go back through the books and take another and so forth.

What was your method? Study through pieces of each book then take a prep or get through the books then take practice after practice. Or did you take a prep cold?