English is not my native language (dutch is). Currently I'm practicing with cursive, I have no idea which cursive it is, I guess it's a bit of a hybrid between what I learned in school as a kid and things I picked up from the internet. But it is a big enough change from what I was doing before to break away from a lot of my old, bad habits. Just this weekend my wife complimented me on creating "the nicest looking grocery list she's ever seen"
When I visited my local drool-licious writing goods shop last Saturday, they took a look at my journal and they were kind of impressed with the improvements. Although I must say, as most of my writing is not done in my journal, the differences in there are kind of obvious.
Ever since I switched to cursive, the improvements have been huge, I still have a relapse now and then, but I guess that's not too strange. It'll take a bit more than 10 days of practicing cursive to undo one or two decades of bad habits.
And @Wallylynn, my notes are not really systematic (nor do they need to be), they're more like "thinking out loud on paper".
I'll try to post another sample of my writing later today