Keep a sharp eye out for what other players are doing. You can learn a lot about other players' strategies by watching what they do with their discards and picks from the available card pile.
Always attempt to discard cards with more points. This is to ensure that your deadwood points are decreased if an opponent makes a show before you do.
To make modifications, you must continually review your cards and make adjustments as necessary.
Keep an eye out for and collect smart cards. These are cards that are simple to incorporate into a run.