Question about writing process when copying lessons

Hi all,

When doing my writing practice, I tend now to look at each outline and write it as I go. I find that the constant reference aids my confidence and ability to produce accurate outlines. (I do "write" rather than "draw.") Both the Simplified and Notehand manuals say to read a convenient number of word or outlines and then write them. Is my way less effective, then?

Your thoughts are appreciated. Thanks.