Tips for studying for the National Spelling Bee

What does it really take to do well at the National Bee? Do you have any tips for studying for the National Spelling Bee?

Performing well at the National Spelling Bee takes a large word foundation, knowledge of Latin and Greek elements, skill in spelling words in the English dictionary that come from other languages, hours and hours of memorization, and a bit of luck. Each speller is given a different word so luck of the draw plays a definite part. However, the more you study, the larger your knowledge of words and the luckier you are apt to be.