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What I am asking is: Is there a 'correct' way to be spelling these words, or is it due to a particular school of teaching?
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"Arigatou" is a direct "kana to roman letter" transliteration. The "arigato" you see is probably used initially in order to familiarize the learner with the word. If some people who have little to no knowledge of Japanese were to read "Arigatou", they may pronounce it incorrectly as "A-RI-GA-TOO" instead of "AH-RI-GA-TOH".
If you want to learn more about the different conventions of romanizing Japanese, you can head here or here.
「君という光が私を見つける // 真夜中に」-- 「光」という歌より（歌手：宇多田ヒカル）
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