I am studying a 400/500 level measure theory math book on my own. Right now, when I read it I try to read the proposition then the following proof. And then try to do the exercises on my own. I wonder if I should change it to:- 1. read the proposition 2. try to prove it on my own. 3. If I could not then proceed to read the proof from the book. 4. Do the exercises.
Or should I stick with everything above minus step 2. It can save me some time but I wonder if that is what good mathematics students do?
Any feedback from your experience would be appreciated.