Words of Wisdom: Keys to Success in the Scripps National Spelling Bee

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Written by a former Spelling Bee contestant who placed 34th and 4th in his two years of participating, this comprehensive guide to the Scripps National Spelling Bee not only recounts the author's experience, but it also prepares you to have the thrill of your own lifetime. Scott maximizes your study time by organizing the book into sections, each with a specific set of skills or goals in mind. He has dissected almost every language that has entered our English patois and formatted the words into tables, with accompanying observations. There are more than a hundred exercises, spelling tests, and activities where you can absorb over 10,000 regional and national level words. If you are interested in competing on the national level, this book is for you. It has thousands of words of all difficulty levels, for all different types of spellers - the product of almost two years of exhaustive work. We invite you to experience the ultimate reality TV show... from the inside. "Bee" wise and choose Words of Wisdom: Keys to Success in the Scripps National Spelling Bee!

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Scott Remer had an amazing experience placing 4th in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2008 after making it to 34th in his first year of competition in 2007. He has always loved language, reading, and the power of the written and spoken word. After aging out of the NSB, he took it upon himself to write the most comprehensive guide to preparing for the Bee to help other champions succeed. He finished the book when he was in tenth grade, while taking such challenging subjects as AP Comparative Government and Mandarin Chinese. Scott lives in Beachwood, Ohio with his proud parents, his younger brother, Alex, and his cats, Kinsman and Tiberius. He enjoys participating and placing in essay contests and recently won a $10,000 grant to make his school district more environmentally sustainable. He is active in many extracurricular activities like Ecology Club, Debate, Science Olympiad, and Academic Challenge. He does not know where he wants to attend college, but knows he would like to volunteer at the National Spelling Bee and hopes to be a word panelist someday.

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