I could never handwrite until I was almost fourth grade. It was so slow, so frustrating. All of the other kids were printing neatly and then there was me with my spider scrawl and spelling that impressed no-one. Then I learned to type and it saved me. Suddenly my work was legible, presentable and I could use a spell checker. My grades became quite respectable and my confidence level soared. Well, my handwriting did improve with practice, it had to, I've got college exams to write. But the letters are still jagged, there's no girly roundness or discernible style. Sometimes my y's look like a 's' but I get by.