For example, HWOT tells you how to form each letter descriptively as well as with arrows. So if you don't use a program, do you just allow them to copy the work, then look over it to see what letters need help, and focus on those with your own instruction?
I have noticed her handwriting has improved with hwot, but it seems so... Preschool, kwim? I may go back to it for cursive though because I have no idea how to explain how to form those letters! Lol