Back in the wood pulp age I had to learn drafting characters, not letters as I had been taught: TOM Q. VAXY where certain characters take up the same width. You had to make each letter and dimension (size) as legible as possible so there was no ambiguity as to what was required on the piece someone would be building. Being able to make a quick hardcopy sketch with good dimensions makes it really easy for me to recreate whatever project I'm embarking on next. Depending what that is, I'll digitize that in MS Project, Google's Sketch-up or even a one-to-one printing program I use for making templates for woodworking. That even, neat and mostly all caps block printing still stays with me and my cursive skills range from pretty iffy to UGH but with starting to journal every day, the advice other posters gave to slow down and concentrate has made many improvements. BTW a bump to all the fountain pen users I see here, joined the ranks recently with a Lamy Al-star.