Greek Alphabet: Why do I always screw up when I try to draw alpha on paper?

If you’re writing in the context of Maths, then it is important to differentiate alpha from Roman a in the context of handwriting, and then it’s a matter of working out an alpha that works for you; typically it will be some variant of: (See How to handwrite in Greek ; option 1)
If on the other hand you’re writing alpha in the context of Greek, then you know what? The usual handwritten Roman a
is what Greeks write their alpha as too. (See above, option 2, although option 1 is not that unusual.) Check out for example May I see a pic of your handwriting? – page 5 – Off-Topic Discussion – GameSpot