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Posted Dec 6, '12 at 11:33pm

killersup10

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Killersup's school has a spelling bee every year. They have a written exam then the second round which is the one where the contestants stand in front of the school and spell. Around twenty people are chosen from the two hundred entries. Most years if three out of the twenty-five words are spelt wrong then you're out. Its not a certain score, you just have to score higher than other people. Killersup got a 44% on the written test and was still chosen for the spelling bee, and totally not procrastinating at all but how should he prepare? Its tomorrow morning...

 

Posted Dec 6, '12 at 11:40pm

JuicyFruits

JuicyFruits

171 posts

how should he prepare?

Just study hard tonight and thats all I can think of. I won my 6th grade class spelling be a couple years back and I went into the school spelling bee. Try your best!GOOD LUCK!

 

Posted Dec 6, '12 at 11:45pm

rayoflight3

rayoflight3

435 posts

Having won every school spelling bee I was eligible for and second place at county during seventh grade (first place went to nationals), I can only say that the "best" spellers were the ones who had an innate sense of how to spell, having seen thousands of words beyond the standards for their grade levels. And then there was the "best of the best," who could use word etymologies to help them figure out unfamiliar words, a level which I never particularly cared for.

With only 44% on the written, your best hope is to restudy the words you missed and look up Scripps spelling bee handbooks. However, does this spelling bee really mean anything to you? Sorry, but judging by your written score, you probably won't win unless that test was a fluke.

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 3:21am

GhostOfHorror

GhostOfHorror

801 posts

Usually, people who read a lot are able to spell quite decently.
When I was about 9 or 10, I think I was 3rd/4th best at reading comprehensions, spelling, and whatnot in Ireland.

But; I don't really bother too much with reading anymore so I'd probably be much lower than, now.

To practice, the best thing you could actually be doing is reading, all year 'round, particularly books ahead of your years.

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 5:17am

killersup10

killersup10

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With only 44% on the written, your best hope is to restudy the words you missed and look up Scripps spelling bee handbooks. However, does this spelling bee really mean anything to you? Sorry, but judging by your written score, you probably won't win unless that test was a fluke.

Remember though, Killersup didn't have to do great, he just had to do better then everybody else. 44% means that nobody else was very high either...

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 11:53am

GhostOfHorror

GhostOfHorror

801 posts

But, if you want to win, only getting 44% right isn't good.

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 4:29pm

killersup10

killersup10

1,788 posts

Well that went horribly. There were thirty contestants. They would give easier words first then harder words as they went on. Killersup went up the first time and looked into the 550+ students...and forgot how to spell beginning...Killersup was the first student out too...

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 4:38pm

GhostOfHorror

GhostOfHorror

801 posts

That sucks, mate.
Stage fright, I guess?

There's always next year...

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 5:18pm

killersup10

killersup10

1,788 posts

There's always next year...

Killersup will (hopefully) be going to the high school next year. The high school to Killersup's knowledge does not have a spelling bee...

 

Posted Dec 7, '12 at 6:38pm

daleks

daleks

3,256 posts

I cannot spell. I was pretty good a geography though when I was young. So I cannot really help you.

 
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