Présentation de l'éditeur
Comprehensive yet concise, A CHAMPION’S GUIDE TO SUCCESS IN SPELLING BEES is essential for any spelling bee contestant, whether serious or casual, as well as for study assistants such as parents, teachers, and tutors.
By following this guidebook’s tactics and strategies, you will use every available resource – including but not limited to your time on stage, your existing knowledge, other study materials, and the effort that you will invest throughout your preparation – as effectively and efficiently as possible.
"An insightful compendium of techniques for spelling bee preparation and competition ... An invaluable guide for the serious competitive speller."
— James Maguire, author, American Bee: The National Spelling Bee and the Culture of Word Nerds
[Publisher's note: The print version of this eBook has ISBN-13 978-1463689087 and ISBN-10 146368908X.]
Biographie de l'auteur
NED G. ANDREWS won the 1994 Scripps National Spelling Bee, then known as the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. In addition to placing 15th in 1992 and 14th in 1993, he served on the SNSB’s competition staff for six years. Following his win, the SNSB asked his mother and coach, Carolyn Andrews, to join its word panel and author the online study program Carolyn’s Corner. After becoming word list manager and serving in that capacity for several years, she retired in 2010. Andrews holds a law degree from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Yale University (coincidentally Noah Webster’s alma mater). Following law school, he appeared on the NBC game show 1 vs. 100; throughout the show’s run, his record as the longest-lasting opponent of the show’s featured contestants remained unbroken. Andrews currently practices law in Virginia, where he and his wife reside with their three cats.