Tired of the paper chase? Want to see your students develop responsible study habits and take ownership of their education? The following tips and techniques represent my best ideas from the past 35 years of teaching math. These strategies will minimize your paper work while maximizing student work, freeing you to do what you do best: teach! Your students will make fewer excuses and increase their learning and their engagement and take ownership of their work. They will improve their note-taking and test-taking skills and learn the value of completing their work on time as they empower themselves to succeed.