NACOGDOCHES – Stephen F Austin English teacher Seth Wilson now has 12 straight wins on the TV game show Jeopardy. Wilson on Tuesday had the final Jeopardy answer “Fahrenheit 451” from the “in the novel category.” With Tuesday’s winnings of $20,000, his grand total is now $265,002. He will be going for a baker’s dozen wins on Wednesday’s show.
According to the Jeopardy website, Seth has employed the most important two principles in having success on Jeopardy! First, he prepared, prepared, prepared. Then he relaxed and chose to have fun playing the game. As a Ph.D candidate in theater, Seth already had a wealth of useful knowledge. His undergraduate studies focused heavily on English and theater, and his current work as a Ph.D candidate includes a lot of history. To fill in the gaps in his preparation, he used online quizzes. In particular, he focused on geography, a self-identified weak point.