NSF Senior Spelling Bee Results

NSF Senior Spelling Bee Results

SpellPundit students performed really well in junior and senior spelling and vocabulary contests at NSF National Finals in MIT today. For example, all of the top 10 Senior Spelling Bee winners are from SpellPundit! Congratulations!!

SpellPundit Featured in Article by Newsy

SpellPundit Featured in Article by Newsy

SpellPundit was recently featured in a video article by Newsy. In this article, we discuss the creation of SpellPundit, our philanthropic partnership with North South Foundation, and this year’s historic outcome at the National Spelling Bee.

Check it out here.

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Words Analysis

2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Words Analysis

Last Thursday, in an amazing and unprecedented finish, the Scripps National Spelling Bee crowned EIGHT co-champions. Congratulations to all the co-champions. It was a spectacular performance and they all deserved to be co-champions.

It has been a great year for SpellPundit as well. As you can guess, most of the top spellers used SpellPundit. Out of the eight co-champions, six are SpellPundit students. Out of the 16 finalists, 13 are SpellPundit students. Out of the 50 semi-finalists, 38 are SpellPundit students. Out of the top 100, 72 are SpellPundit students. We are so happy for each and every speller who was able to improve their performance with a little help from SpellPundit.

Six out of 8 co-champions, 13 out of 16 finalists, 38 out of 50 semi-finalists and 72 out of the top 100 are SpellPundit students.

In the last few days, there were many newspaper articles and blogs on SpellPundit, wondering if SpellPundit’s innovative study tools were the reason for multiple co-champs. Most people think it is! One veteran speller analyzing whether SpellPundit “broke the Bee” summarized it as, “SpellPundit is an incredibly useful resource… Spellers are never going to stop using it, because it’s the cutting edge, so far above any competition.”

How many of the words asked in the 2019 bee are in SpellPundit Module? In 2019, 839 words were asked (excluding Round 2 as those words are given to spellers in advance) and all but 9 words are in SpellPundit modules. That means 99% of the words are in SpellPundit. There is no other website/book that even comes close to containing 99% of the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee words.


2017, 2018 and 2019 Scripps National Bee Words and their distribution in SpellPundit modules. On average, about 55% words come from Level 1, 20% words come from Level 2,  20% words come from Level 3, and the remaining 5% words come from other modules. This is real data from the last 3 years, please use this information to prioritize your study effort.

So, what are the 9 words that are missing? We have removed somewhat simpler words to decrease the overall number of words. Because of that process, six words (example: biopic) were not in the list. Also, three difficult words (Maillard (reaction), Richter (scale) & Moazagotl (cloud)) were not in SpellPundit. Scripps has never asked compound words such as Maillard (reaction), but now they have started. We have those words and we will add them to SpellPundit for the 2020 bee.

SpellPundit modules are constantly being updated, based on critical analysis, to increase your chances of winning. You just need to focus on learning words, we will do the rest for you!

6 OUT OF 8 NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CO-CHAMPS USED SPELLPUNDIT RESOURCES

6 OUT OF 8 NATIONAL SPELLING BEE CO-CHAMPS USED SPELLPUNDIT RESOURCES

History was made today! A record EIGHT co-champions emerged in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Six of the eight co-champions used SpellPundit resources to challenge the dictionary and achieve victory.

No 5. Rishik Gandhasri
No. 427 Christopher Serrao
No. 354 Sohum Sukhatankar
No. 462 Rohan Raja
No. 132 Saketh Sundar
No. 307 Shruthika Padhy

 

Congratulations to all of these spellers! We at SpellPundit are tremendously excited about their victory!

13 Out of 16 National Spelling Bee Finalists Used SpellPundit Resources

13 Out of 16 National Spelling Bee Finalists Used SpellPundit Resources

After many grueling rounds this morning, 16 finalists advanced to the evening final rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Out of these 16 finalists, 13 (listed in the graphic) have used SpellPundit’s resources to prepare for the national spelling bee.

Good luck to all of these spellers tonight, and may the best speller win!

2019 Scripps Preliminary Written Test Analysis

2019 Scripps Preliminary Written Test Analysis

The following graphic details where every word from the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Preliminaries Test is located in SpellPundit’s modules.

As you can see, every spelling word and all but 2 vocabulary words (out of 14 total words) are located in SpellPundit’s database of words. Both of the vocabulary words worth 3 points are in SpellPundit.

The majority of spelling words asked are from SpellPundit’s Spelling Level 1 module, indicating that this is the most important module to prepare.

Best of luck to all spellers in Rounds 2 and 3!