On the way to work, I saw a kid finishing homework on the way to school. Unless the kid has great writing skills while riding a bike, he will lose out on the “marks for neatness”.
Those bonus marks are usually not about beautiful handwriting, they are about the attention given while finishing the assigned work.
Brands score (and lose) brownie points all the time. Tiny details, are what speak of your attention to detail. So, stay up a little longer if you have to, but do not miss out on those “marks for neatness”.