I'm currently studying Russian. Currently, our class is only using upright Cyrillic, but I assume that after we learn the whole alphabet, we'll start learning cursive.
Unfortunately, my handwriting of English isn't very good. My handwriting is poor enough that I sometimes find it hard to read what I've written, and I'm not very good at reading even well-written cursive writing in English.
I think it's partially because I'm sloppy and lazy when I write stuff, and also that the education system and I didn't have a very large focus on cursive writing when I attended school (K-12 was in NSW, Australia from 1985 to 1997) - my monolingual grandmother could read cursive Cyrillic better than I could when I was learning Mongolian!
How do I improve my handwriting? I suspect I should improve my handwriting in isolation from learning Russian, as it's easier to do them separately.
If I learn an English handwriting style that makes it easier to learn cursive Cyrillic, that'd be an added bonus, but it's not vital.