Don't mind me, I thought I would chime in. The first chart I ever encountered had a 54 row repeat :zombie: and I wrote the whole thing out. To this day, I can't believe I did that, all the checking and rechecking to make sure I got it right :roflhard:
That was probably eight years ago, now I can work with charts and sometimes even prefer them. I think writing it out is a superb idea, it gets you where you want to go and in the meantime you gain some familiarity with the concept of chart reading.