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How To Win The Scripps National Spelling Bee (Published 2019)

The Scripps National Spelling Bee returned on Monday with more than 560 spellers. What kinds of words tend to trip spellers up? What are the common pitfalls to look out for? In the video above, we lay out five tips to help spellers at the bee (and viewers at home) ace the competition.

Read more: What Makes The Spelling Bee So Hard

Jesse Howe is an animator and motion graphics artist based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Oliver Roeder was a senior writer for FiveThirtyEight. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied game theory and political competition.


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