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Want to win the spelling bee? Here's how

The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee is getting under way, and DJ Gallo has 10 tips for the contestants. Story

Updated: May 30, 2008, 1:10 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee begins Thursday in Washington, D.C. More than 285 spellers are competing in this year's event. If any of you spellers are reading this, here are 10 tips to help you win the title.

(And take it from me, I know spelling. I recall making the Elite Eight in my 25-child-strong third-grade bee. Woot! Woot!)

1. Request a sample sentence Asking for the word to be used in a sentence gives you a few extra moments to gather your thoughts and ...

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