I agree with ROL, with one tiny qualification (for beginnin printers).
Do a good proof print with contrast chosen to best reveal the mid-tone details.
Most likely, you will be able to bring out the best in the shadows and highlights with a bit of dodging and burning (at most).
The exception? If your subject is illuminated with multiple sources of light, or if the surface textures of highlight and shadow areas require radically different contrast treatments, then you may need to add split grade contrast printing tools to allow you to customize your approach.
Once you have considerably more experience printing, then it makes more sense to use split grade contrast printing tools more extensively.