Level Zero Training Checksheets
Ever since the modern grade chart was issued in 1965, the first level of orthodox professional Scientology auditor training has been Level Zero (also referred to as Class Zero) which is aimed at training a student so that he can produce both an ARC Straightwire Release (recall processes) and a Communication Release (grade zero communication processes) in the preclear. Level zero is also known as the Hubbard Recognized Scientologist or HRS course.
The training materials and checksheets and prerequisites and even the processes to be run have varied immensely over the years. The checksheets themselves are hard to come by because the students generally hand in the completed and signed off checksheet when they finish the course.
These checksheets were never by Ron, sometimes being simple black on white mimeographed sheets, or Board Policy Letters (BPLs) or HCO Policy Letters (HCOPLs) that were not by Ron and which are not in the tech volumes.
I don't have the original checksheets that I trained on nor do I have the various later ones that I used while supervision or auditing on staff. During that period (1966 to 1971), the checksheets pretty much changed every year. So I'm depending on memory for the early training lineup.
There is an HCOB of 11 DEC 64 called "Curriculum for Level Zero - HAS" which can be found in old tech volume 5. This is just prior to the release of the grade chart and Class 0 was being called HAS rather than HRS at that time. It does cover the class zero communication processes. It omits metering. And it has much more in the area of basics such as the Dynamics and the Dianetic Axioms etc. than the later HRS class zero checksheets.
I do have BPL 26 Jan 72R as revised and reissued in 11 Oct 74 and which cancels and replaces the original HCOPL of 26 Jan 72. This is the "Scientology Level 0 Standard Academy Checksheet". This was an HCOPL not by Ron which was redone as a BPL when they decided to stop issuing non-LRH policies.
This 1974 BPL is by "Training and Services Aids, revised by Warrent Officer Ron Shafron CS-4 (Commodore Staff 4 = tech division) and reissued as BPL by flag mission 1234, mission in charge CPO Andrea Lewis assisted by Molly Harlow for the Board of Directors of the Churches of Scientology". The initials line is BDCS: HH: BW: RS: AL: MH: mh (the HH and BW would be the training and services aids, but I'm not sure who these were, the rest are Shafron etc. as above and finally an "mh" who would be the typist).
This 1974 checksheet was be the maximum strength expanded grades checksheet. It includes the BTBs (Board technical Bulletins - these are HCOBs not by Ron) which give extensive auditor expertise drills and so forth that were used during this period in the 1970s. Hopefully somebody will post these BTBs since they are not in the tech volumes. These were later dropped as not being by Ron, but the new golden age seems to be introducing a new (or possibly the same) set of expertise drills because such a thing has always been a useful way of making good auditors.
I also have a late era checksheet. This is HCOPL of 22 Sep 78RB revised 21 Nov 87. This is a much shorter shallower checksheet without the extensive drilling etc. of the early 70s checksheet. These came into fashion in 1978 about when Ron was off the lines and pretty much endured with minor variations until the recent golden age checksheets (which I don't have). The 1987 checksheet is by "L. Ron Hubbard, revision assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations" but that is followed by this statement "(the directions, drills and study assignments which make up this course checksheet were written by LRH Technical Research and Compilations staff. The compilation of this checksheet was done according to specific LRH advices on what materials should be on this course, as well as LRH policies and instructions which prescribe the standard format for course checksheets)". The 1987 checksheet has the following initials line "LRH: CSI: RTRC: dr. bk. fa. rw. gm". The copyright line is 1978, 1982, 1984 by LRH and 1987 by LRH Library. I would say that this means that there are also two other intermediate revisions between the 1978 original and the 1987 revision that I am quoting. There may be subsequent revisions between the 1987 version and the golden age, but I would assume that all variations of this checksheet are similar.
As to earlier checksheets, the 1966 version was very short and was known to only contain essential materials, being taught with maximum supervisor support as to additional references.
There was a huge 1967 checksheet which was supposed to reflect briefing course level expertise on the subject and had about twice as many materials as any subsequent checksheets but which was so long that nobody ever graduated before the checksheet was cancelled. Copies of these were subsequently kept in cramming for use in finding additional references when students had questions or difficulties.
The 1968 (actually late 1967) version was the last pre-standard tech variation. It was similar to the 1974 checksheet without the later expertise drills or the modern materials (expanded grades etc.). The 1969 checksheet was a standard tech quicky variation, using triple flow grades processes and flying ruds along with various class 8 references which attempted to produce a grade zero release in 15 minutes instead of the 3 to 5 hours that used to be normal for running the basic grade zero processes.
The 1970 checksheet was the beginning of expanded grades, including references on older processes which had previously been considered obsolete and material from the CS series aimed at producing stable gains.
All of these were black on white. The first official checksheet was the 1972 HCOPL which evolved into the 1974 BTB discussed above.
Since the 1974 and 1987 checksheets are only samples of a varying history, and to avoid copyright fights with the org, it seemed best for me to write up an all time composite level 0 materials list that could be freely copied around and put up at websites.
I also compared the E-meter section of the course to an E-Meter Course checksheet. This is HCOPL of 23 JAN 80R revised 5 JAN 81. It is by LRH for the Board of Directors of the CofS of California and has an initials line of "BDCSC:LRH:bk".
This writeup is intended for use either as a guide to self study or a reference source for developing checksheets at freezone organizations which wish to parallel the orthodox curriculum. It is not itself a checksheet but rather is a survey of what usually goes on such checksheets.
It is also useful as a reference when developing revised training approaches because it identifies various basics that need to be covered. This is my own reason for doing it before working out a co-auditor's handbook.
Many of the materials are in the old tech volumes and are already available on the internet. Most of the books are online as well. Hopefully somebody will post the tape transcripts and the various other missing items such as BTBs and later revised HCOBs. I have labeled all materials which can be found in the old tech volumes with the designation TV# where the # gives the volume number. I have also checked these against the new (1991) tech volumes and shown the new volume number as NTV#. In most cases the bulletins are the same and when there is a later revision (or a bulletin that only exists in the new set), I have so noted it.
When the old tech volumes 1-12 were posted to the internet recently, 2 additional pseudo volumes numbered 13 and 14 were posted as well. These contain various bulletins issued in the 1980 timeframe subsequent to tech volume 12.
I have taken some liberties in arranging and titling the sections. The two checksheets don't quite align as to headings and sequence and I have adjusted these in a reasonable manner.
I have also introduced quite a bit of history and added my own opinions on things. You can ignore those if you want. Every bulletin and tape that was on either checksheet is listed here and you can just look those up and read them.
Items marked with a "*" were star rated on the checksheet. This meant getting a checkout rather than simply reading the bulletin.
Note that this has not been proofread by anybody else or double checked (and most of it was done late at night in the middle of a heavy work schedule), so there may be a few errors.
VARIATIONS AND PREREQUISITES
TR means Training Routine, or in older usage, Training Rudiment. These are the basic communication drills. The success through communication course is a modern beginner's TRs course.
The 1966 lineup had a beginner's communication course known as the HAS (Hubbard Associate Scientologist) course.
This was a TRs course (TR 0 to 4) taught on a light gradient.
During 1966-67 this was taught with the permissive coaching variation given in HCOB 29 April 63 "Modernized Training Drills Using Permissive Coaching" in TV5. This bulletin was cancelled in 1970. The tech vols show this as by LRH but the older copies show that it was by Reg Sharp for LRH.
In 1966 this was the only prerequisite to level 0 so that the training consisted of doing a permissive style TRs course and then going directly onto level zero which included a run through the 1961 style TRs (HCOB 17 Apr 61 Training Drills Modernized in TV4) which is very close to the 1971 revision (HCOB 16 Aug 71 Training Drills Modernized in TV7). (this is in NTV 9 as revised 5 JUL 78, and oddly enough there is an even later revision of 4 SEP 80 in TV 14 which must have been cancelled before the new tech volumes were released).
In other words, both standard TRs and permissive style TRs training was in use concurrently in 1966. I would recommend the permissive coaching version as being a good variation to do once sometime during one's training but that it should not be the primary version used. After the permissive style was replaced by standard TRs in the early courses, it was brought back as a one time run through sometime during early auditor training, possibly on level 1 or 2. It then came and went periodically from the checksheets. Based on an older comment by Ron about not doing bullbaiting on new people, bullbaiting was very briefly removed from the TRs course and the stats crashed instantly so it was put back in. New people liked doing the bullbaiting and the course was boring without it.
HCOPL 1 JUL 65 "Comm Cycle Additives" included the statement that "all auditors talk to much". Initially this only reduced excessive chatter but it began a steady decrease in communication because no matter how little an auditor talked, the policy still said that they talked too much and so they would talk even less in the following year. Because of this, by 1968 the communication had become minimal and robotic and the TRs became very unnatural. Early TR coaching had the idea that you should coach the thetan rather than the body. If you coach the body, the student's attention goes onto his body instead of staying on the person in front of him and the TRs become much harder to get through.
With the initial class 8 course in 1968, quickie tech failures were being blamed on out TRs and so marathon TRs drilling was being done with more and more robotic results and an increasing emphasis on physical rather than theta oriented coaching. This culminated with the "hard TRs course" that drilled blinkless TRs late in 1969. The end result was extremely poor and inadequate TRs and auditors who were out of communication with the pc (preclear).
To correct this out communication, the old PAB on handling pc originations was put back in and auditors were drilled in actually communication with the pc again. And eventually the blinkless TRs were cancelled.
Also, to handle the excessive unnaturalness, LRH demo sessions became part of the TRs training so that the students could hear how one should audit. Unfortunately, there was already such a tradition of minimal talking and robotic application that they only went about halfway with this. However, it was still an improvement. The demo tapes used are the ones marked MTS-# in the tape master list that I put out recently.
But by this point TRs had been made arduous and the flaw of coaching the body rather than the thetan never was corrected.
As a result, TRs became a big deal and a separate professional TRs course was developed which had to be done as a prerequisite to class zero. And even with that they tend to be a bit unnatural in most cases.
B. Study Tech and Word Clearing
My original class zero course in 1966 only had a single study tape, the one on data assimilation. By 1967, there was a separate student hat checksheet with the study tapes and various bulletins on giving checkouts and so forth. This was initially thrown in as a freebie with level zero and later became a separate course that was done as a prerequisite. Modern metered word clearing was introduced in the early 1970s. This especially included the method 4 meter checks for misunderstoods on bulletins and the method 1 rundown which was a major case action. To this was added having the student look up every word in the study materials to produce a "super literate". In earlier training, handling of misunderstoods was primarily used as a corrective action when a student got into trouble. That seemed to work very well. The later handling emphasised misunderstoods excessively. This tended to slow students down with unnecessary actions and tended to make people afraid to study for fear of getting MUs.
In practice, the ability to pass words one does not understand without becoming unconscious, irritated, or confused is more valuable than simply getting huge numbers of words defined because that allows you to determine the meaning of something by further study. And the ability to get accurate meanings from context improves understanding, it is only bad when you get the wrong meaning and end up misunderstanding something.
Eventually all of this evolved into the "key to life" and "life orientation course" putting more prerequisites in the way of starting auditor training.
There are people who have trouble reading. Sometimes a grammar course or some word clearing will be helpful. But once a person can read to some degree, the best way to improve the skill and make it comfortable, fast, and pleasant is simply to have them read huge quantities, and that is best done by giving them things they enjoy reading even if it is the worst trash imaginable. With enough quantity done with high enough ARC, the misunderstood word phenomena pretty much ceases to exist.
So I would say that the correct prerequisite is to make sure that the student can read comfortably (and handle that if needed), and then have them listen to the study tapes.
The study tapes are:
These are all from 1964 except for the last one which is from 1966.
SH Spec-24 ren 387 18 Jun Studying: Introduction <ST-1, study cass>
SH Spec-28 ren 391 9 Jul Studying: Data Assimilation <ST-2, study cass>
SH Spec-33 ren 396 4 Aug A Summary of Study <ST-3 study cass>
SH Spec-34 ren 397 6 Aug Study: Gradients and Nomenclature <ST-4 study cass>
SH Spec-35 ren 398 11 Aug Study: Evaluation of Information <ST-5 study cass>
SH Spec-36 ren 399 13 Aug Study and Education <ST-6 study cass>
SH Spec-40 ren 403 22 Sep A Review of Study <ST-7 study cass>
SH Spec-76 ren 439 18 Aug Study and Intention (also known as "Roundup of Study") <ST-8, study cass>
3. BASIC AUDITING
The 1966 course lineup moved the student immediately onto level zero after a communication (TRs) course, but this was a bit too steep of a gradient because the student had no experience auditing and had to study too much before getting any feel for what auditing was.
So a beginners level course called the HQS or Hubbard Qualified Scientologist course was added which taught some basics, mostly by means of lecture by the instructor, and taught the students some basic assists such as the touch assist and contact assist which they then could audit.
Slightly later, the book self analysis was also added to the course and the students did an unmetered co-audit of the book, which gave them a real feeling for how to audit somebody else. This seemed to be a very successful action. Note that both the HAS and HQS designations, which refer to beginners courses from the late 1960s onward, had previously been used in the late 1950s and early 1960s for more advanced professional courses which corresponded more closely to the level 0 and level 1 auditing skills. So these designations have a different meaning in older bulletins.
In the late 1970s, an objectives co-audit called the survival rundown was added after the purification rundown. Again this was unmetered. Subsequently this was labeled as a David Mayo development and removed from the lineup. But it eventually returned as the "TRs and Objectives Co-audit". However it is not a required step in most cases.
The current lineup has most people doing the purification rundown early on and then they have to get the scientology drug rundown, which requires class 3 level auditing skills. This tends to derail most efforts to co-audit all the way up the bridge.
I would suggest that a good deal of unmetered co-auditing should be done before professional training. This will keep the student from interiorizing into the e-meter and help him to confront the preclear and be in better communication. The self-analysis book is good for this, or the early chapters of the self-clearing book, or even objective processes such as those done on the survival rundown.
In all cases, however, unmetered co-auditing does need to include basic training on essentials such as the auditor's code and the auditing communication cycle. Materials on this could be extracted from the level zero references below.
4. ESSENTIALS OF AUDITING
There is a set of cassettes called the essentials of auditing.
The full set consists of:
5ACC-25 3 May 54 Viewpoint Straightwire
8ACC-5A ren 4 7 Oct 54 Elementary Straightwire
3SACC-2 24 Jan 61 Presession 38
SHSBC-44 ren 48 23 Aug 61 Auditing Basics <essen. cass>
SHSBC-46 ren 50 29 Aug 61 Basics of Auditing <L1 cass><essen. cass>
SHSBC-49 ren 53 5 Sep 61 Principles of Auditing <essen. cass>
SHSBC-189 ren 209 18 Sep 62 Directing Pc's Attention <ess. cass.>
SHSBC-206 ren 235 1 Nov 62 The Missed Missed Withhold <L2 cass>
SHSBC-313 ren 344 16 Oct 63 The Itsa Maker Line
SH Spec-46 ren 410 10 Nov 64 PTPs, Overts and ARC Breaks <Ess. Cass>
See the tape master list for more information on tapes in general. Note that I carelessly didn't mark a few of these as being included in the essentials cassettes when I put together the master list. The set is still available, but they are old style loose cassettes (without transcripts) rather than modern clear sound editions. These are recommended for giving a good overview of modern auditing and it would be valuable to hear some or all of them before doing level 0 training.
Oddly enough, the tape called "Itsa Maker Line" was always part of the old level zero checksheet and was consider to be one of the most important lectures on the level. But when the original academy cassettes were issued, it was left out of the level zero cassettes because everybody was already getting it as part of the essentials cassettes. But the essentials cassettes were not an academy prerequisite and the series fell out of favor because it wasn't on clearsound, and as a result the orgs seem to have dropped this important tape from level 0. Itsa stands for "It is a ..." and it is used in the context of getting the pc to identify things and say what they are rather than sitting in wonderment and uncertainty. There is more on this in Super Scio chapter 3.
Another essential which is not really well covered until class 3 training is the overrun phenomena and how to rehabilitate a release if it is bypassed. There are some basics in the "Auditor's Rights" bulletin in the level zero materials below, but it is a bit skimpy. And the full materials on handling overrun at level 3 are probably too much for a beginner because they aim at solving the problem of how to do it as a repair action (which is harder than fixing an overrun on the spot). Here I would recommend the simple introduction given in the early chapters of the self-clearing book in addition to the Auditor's Rights bulletin.
5. E-METER TRAINING
I think that early training on the e-meter is a mistake. The beginner ends up auditing the meter instead of the preclear. When Ron set up the 1965 lineup (described in various briefing course lectures on the class chart) he included the idea that real metering skills were not necessary until class 2 and therefore would not be taught until that point. This allowed beginning auditors to learn how to audit before they had to worry about the e-meter.
The class 0 auditor only did the first 10 e-meter drills so as to get a bit familiar with it and he was to audit with a meter in front of him so as to get used to it, but he was not expected to actually read the meter. It was only used for noting down the pc's tone arm position and to see a floating needle when it occurred.
This had the nice effect of causing the auditor to look at the preclear and listen to him and not fiddle with or stare at the meter. And gradually the student's peripheral perception of the meter improved while doing this.
People who audited a good bit of grade 0 and 1 on pcs before learning to look at the meter for reads tended to see reads easily and accurately without having to stare down at the meter once they began serious meter training at level 2.
All early meter training expected that the auditor looked at the pc rather than the meter and drilled him (e-meter drill 27) on being able to see it well while looking primarily at the pc.
Later (1970s), there was a bulletin saying to look at the meter to keep from missing reads. The result of this was auditors being required to look away from the pc and as a result the meter became much harder to read. It responds to how comfortable and in communication the preclear feels and most pcs do not feel comfortable staring at an auditors whose head is buried in his meter. In modern tech, only class 10s and above are taught to read a meter without looking down at it. This was a class 2 skill in the old days, and its easier that way. But you need to audit first and learn metering second to develop this in an easy and comfortable manner instead of doing endless drilling.
Beginning with the class 8 course in 1968, the rudiments had to be taken to a floating needle instead of simply being clean. This created some difficulty since the auditors did not learn all the skills required to FN the rudiments ("flying the ruds") until class 3. One solution was to have upper level students fly the ruds for the lower level ones. And there was a light version of flying the rudiments which was on a bulletin (long gone) about doing rudiments at lower levels. Then the standard dianetic course came out in 1969 and was generally done before class zero training. That also required being able to read the meter to do a dianetic assessment. That produced a major block in the training lineup because strong meter skills were needed before the person could start auditing. It was terribly difficult to get beginners through this course. Eventually it was moved after class 4.
In 1970, the grades were expanded. Some of the processes put onto grade zero required meter assessment to find items for use in commands. The original grade zero processes had been done without checking for reading items but simply by auditor selection of topics to talk about. The additional processes were from more advanced training levels such as the briefing course and therefore assumed that the auditor already had strong metering skills. They should have been modified into simple class zero style processes, but of course this wasn't done.
As a result, more metering skill was needed at level zero.
Eventually there was a tendency to have the student do a full professional level meter reading course before beginning his training. That usually took longer than the entire level zero training because it was being done in the absence of any auditing experience.
The 1974 level zero checksheet only includes a light amount of meter training, but the 1987 one has the full set of meter drills along with tapes on reading the meter etc. In the modern training lineup, they pretty much repeat the entirety of meter training at each level, and they still don't usually get good metering skills until class 2. In general the 1987 checksheet is skimpier than the old one, but this area is the exception. I would say that Ron was right the first time. Have the student audit the pc and not worry about the e-meter until he learns to audit. Let the thing sit there and be ignored until it is really needed for the assessments and so forth at levels 2 and above. That not only speeds up training but it makes auditors who are very good at observing the pc.
THE CHECKSHEET ITSELF
1. BOOKSOften books were marked as to be read by the end of the course rather than having a specific place on the cheeksheet.
1.1 DIANETICS 55This book is always on level zero because it has so much basic material on communication. The 1987 checksheet has it in the middle of the course and the 1974 checksheet simply says that it is to be read by the end of the course. Sometimes the chapter on communication was star rated. Sometimes basic ideas on communication were to be done in clay.
I would recommend reading it fairly early in the course because the material is very basic.
1.2 SELF ANALYSISThis book is always on level 0 because it gives basic data on recall processes and is usually used as part of the lineup to produce a recall release. Sometimes the person will have already co-audited it before doing level zero. It runs well solo or co-audited on or off the meter. 1.3 ADVANCED PROCEDURES AND AXIOMS (Axioms section only). This is on the 1974 checksheet but not the later checksheet. Older checksheets usually included some or all of the Scientology axioms, usually from the smaller axioms book rather than AP&A so as not to tempt the student with all the other chapters that aren't part of class 0. The 1966 training took all the Scientology axioms and split them across levels 0 to 4, giving about 10 or so per level and then required you to memorize them so that eventually you would know them all by heart. This was not really ideal for understanding, so by 1967 they changed over to having the student do each axiom in clay.
The 1974 lineup simply had the student study them, but note that he studied all of them at level zero. I think that this is best for a beginning student, and then perhaps have him do them in clay at a more advanced level. The really long 1967 checksheet even included the 1952 taped lectures on the Axioms. This is also not a bad idea for developing good understanding of the subject. The modern checksheet drops this area entirely and I think it is a mistake.
1.4 Books on metering
a) (THE BOOK) INTRODUCING THE E-METER
b) E-Meter Essentials
c) The Book of E-Meter Drills
These are on the 1987 checksheet as part of learning metering. The 1974 checksheet omits E-meter essentials and only references e-meter drills 1 to 21. Early level zero checksheets only used drills 1 to 10 as noted earlier.
1.5 Level 0 Checksheet
At one time there was also a book called "Level 0 Checksheet" that held the various PABs and magazine articles which were on the Level 0 checksheet. But in later times these could also be found in the tech volumes so the book has pretty much disappeared.
1.6 Tech Films
Of course there were no tech films in the early 1970s. The 1987 checksheet has a place where the instructor can write in the names of the films to be viewed, but there is no list of films by name.
This might be because so many were cancelled and then so many new ones were coming out that the film lineup was unstable. Note that David Mayo, for example, appeared in some of the early tech films and therefore these had to be cancelled and that kind of thing may have continued to happen.
1.7 Phoenix Lectures
This book was never on level 0, but older checksheets prior to 1970 usually had the "Scientology Its General Backgrounds" taped lectures which are transcribed in chapters 1 to 3 of this book. The book also has a chapter on straightwire which is good background, and the lectures on the axioms and the 4 conditions would seem to be appropriate for early study.
Per policy they always include KSW and Tech Degrades at the beginning of every course and star rate them.
* HCOPL 7 FEB 65 Keeping Scientology Working Reissued 15 Jun 70 and corrected 28 Jan 73 on the 1974 checksheet. The 1987 has the even later revision which makes it KSW series 1. Oddly enough, the version in the new tech volumes (NVS1) simply has the original date of 7 FEB 65 with no revision history or date, but it has all the later revisions in the text.
* HCOPL 17 JUN 70 Technical Degrades on the 1974 checksheet. The 1987 checksheet has the 17 Jun 70RB version of 25 Oct 83 which makes this KSW Series 5R.
The 1974 checksheet also includes the following which are not on the newer checksheet. Note that many of these are policies and therefore are not usually in the tech volumes.
* HCOPL 11 JUN 64 NEW STUDENT DATA
* HCOPL 16 APR 65 THE HIDDEN DATA LINE (TV 6)
* HCOB 25 JUN 71R revised 25 NOV 74 BARRIERS TO STUDY (word clearing series 3R) (TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOPL 31 MAY 68 (reissued from Flag Order 808) AUDITORS (not in either set of TVs)
3. GENERAL COURSE DATA
This section is only on the 1974 checksheet.
* HCOPL 27 MAY 65 Processing (TV 6) (NTV 7) (this one is on the 1987 checksheet in a later section)
* HCOPL 15 DEC 65 Student's Guide to acceptable behavior (not in either set of TVs)
* HCOPL 14 FEB 65 reissued 7 JUN 67 Safeguarding Tech(TV 6)(in NTV 7 in the even later revision that made it KSW series 4, but under the original date with no hint that it is a revision)
* HCOB 27 SEP 66 The Anti-Social Personality (TV 6) (NTV 8)
* HCOPL 22 NOV 67 rev 18 JUL 70 Out Tech (original in TV 6, as revised in TV 7, and TV 14 has a later revision of 16 FEB 81)
* HCOPL 8 JUN 70 Student Auditing (the 11 JAN 85 revision of this one is on the 1987 checksheet but at a later point). Note that student auditing policies varied over the years as to whether the students could co-audit or audit freecenter preclears or audit staff members etc.
The 1987 checksheet has - The Classification, Gradation and Awareness chart of Levels and Certificates - Class 0 auditor section, ARC straightwire expanded and grade 0 expanded sections.
HCOPL 23 OCT 80 R rev 16 NOV 87 Chart of Abilities Gained For Lower Levels and Expanded Lower Grades.(NTV 12) (TV 13 has the 1980 version)
And they have the student do clay demos of the abilities gained.
The 1974 checksheet has -
BPL 25 JUN 70R rev 11 SEP 74 Expanded Lower Grades Chart of Abilities Gained. (not in either set of TVs)
The really old checksheets just had whatever grade chart was current.
5. TONE SCALE
HCOB 25 SEP 71R rev 4 APR 74 Tone Scale in Full (TV 7)
The 1987 checksheet has the 1 APR 78 revision. (TV 14) (NTV 9)
HCOB 26 OCT 70 Obnosis and the Tone Scale.
The 1974 course pack has this as a BTB instead of an HCOB.
By 1987 it was back to being an HCOB. (TV 7) (NTV 9)
The 1974 checksheet also has -
BTB 20 JUL 74 Auditor Expertise Drills Series No. 1 - Basic Auditor Drills (which replaces 9 OCT 71 "Basic Drills")
At this point in the checksheet they have the student do drills ED 3 to 8 which have to do with obnosis and the tone scale. The BTB includes ED 1 to 20, some of which are done elsewhere on the checksheet. I did these when they came out and I recommend them highly.
Older class zero checksheets generally had a tone scale section. The slightly older bulletin is 18 SEP 67 SCALES and other earlier versions of this. Sometimes the tone levels were done in clay. Sometimes there was a drill to go around and spot and match tone levels (but not as elaborate as the expertise drills).
The 1987 checksheet has an obnosis drill as follows - "With another student (who acts as a coach) go around the course room. The coach takes the student around so the student can clearly see other individual students (without interrupting them) and asks the student doing this drill, "What do you see?" The coach accepts nothing that isn't plainly visible. The drill is passed when the student has demonstrated that he can see just what is there visible and plain to the eye.
The Ruth Minshull book "How to choose your people" also provides a good introduction to the tone scale, and the LRH book "Science of Survival" provides a great deal of detail.
The Hubbard College Lectures has an excellent one on the Tone Scale which I would recommend for this section of the course. It is HCL-6 "Emotion" and is in new R&D volume 9.
This level is an excellent time to get a good grounding in the tone scale and in observing people.
6. THE AUDITOR'S CODE
Older checksheets used the 1954 auditor's code which can be found in CofHA among other places. The code was significantly rewritten as part of Class 8 standard tech to the "I promise ..." version.
The 1974 checksheet has * HCOPL 14 OCT 68 The Auditor's Code AD18 plus * HCOPL 2 NOV 68 Auditor's Code additions which added numbers 26 to 28. (TV 6)
The 1987 checksheet has * HCOPL 14 OCT 68RA rev 19 JUN 80.(NTV 8) (TV 14 has it as HCOB 19 JUN 80)
In both cases (and most earlier checksheets), each point of the code was to be demonstrated in clay. Some earlier checksheets also required memorizing and reciting the code from memory.
I would suggest studying both the 1954 code and the AD18 (1968) code. Note that the 1968 code was in use at the hight of quickies. In general the older code is preferable. It would not be a bad idea to also include an early tape on the auditor's code at this point. I think that the big 1967 checksheet had one of these but I don't recall which one.
7. BASIC METERING
Although I would defer meter reading until a more advanced level, the basics of handling a meter are still needed so that the class zero student can handle one in session so as to get used to it and also to note the tone arm (TA) position and recognize a floating needle (FN).
Here both checksheets have the book introducing the e-meter. There is also a book called "Understanding the E-meter" which might be substituted.
* HCOB 14 OCT 68 "You must never never ..." ("Meter Position") (older copies of the above do not have a title. It begins with the sentence "You must never " and was referred to that way on checksheets including the 1974 checksheet. In later years, the title "Meter Position" appears at the top of the bulletin, but there is no indication of a revision or any corresponding change in copyright or signature etc. It is this way in both TV 6 and NTV 8)
* HCOB 11 MAY 69 Meter Trim Check (TV 6) (the 1987 checksheet has the 8 JUL 78 revision) (TV 14) (NTV 8)
BTB 14 JAN 63 (HCOB reissued as a BTB 25 JUL 74) "Rings Causing Rockslams" (not on the 1987 checksheet)(this is also on the e-meter course checksheet)(not in either set of TVs)
* HCOB 18 MAR 74 E-meter Sensitivity Errors (TV 8)(the above is not on the 1987 checksheet)(the e-meter course checksheet has the 22 FEB 79 revision)(TV 14) (NTV 10)
HCOB 23 MAY 71 Metering (basic auditing series 11)(NTV 9) (TV 9)
* HCOB 10 DEC 65 E-Meter Drill Coaching (TV 6) (NTV 7)
The emeter course checksheet also includes -
If the Sept 79 revised edition of E-Meter Essentials is not available, study it in conjunction with HCOPL 21 FEB 79 corrected 6 MAY 79 "E-Meter essentials errata sheet". (not in either TV)
HCOB 7 FEB 79R rev 15 FEB 79 "E-meter drill 5RA can squeeze". (TV 12) (NTV 11 has the 10 MAR 88 revision)
HCOB 3 SEP 78 Definition of a Rock Slam (TV 12) (NTV 11)
8. METERING - FALSE TA
False TA positions due to sweaty hands etc. were of great concern in standard tech. I would be inclined to leave this until level I training and simply warn the student not to worry about the TA position too much because it might be false. A case supervisor could allow for this or get it checked out by a higher trained auditor if it was of concern. A beginning auditor should not be overly worried about how the pc is holding the cans, they tend to bother the pc about it and drive them out of session. In auditing, tone arm action (how much the tone arm moves) is as important as tone arm position, but TA action has always been taught on class I. The two topics are probably best taught together at that level.
Here the 1974 checksheet has
* HCOB 24 OCT 71 False TA (TV 7) (15 MAY 80 revision in TV 14 and NTV 9)
* HCOB 12 NOV 71 False TA Addition 1 (6 MAR 73 revision in TV 7) (25 MAY 80 revision in TV 14 and NTV 10)
* HCOB 15 FEB 72 False TA Addition 2 (TV 8) (26 JAN 77 revision in NTV 10)
* HCOB 18 FEB 72 False TA Addition 3 (TV 8) (25 MAY 80 revision in TV 14 and NTV 10)
* HCOB 29 FEB 72R rev 23 NOV 73 False TA Checklist (TV 8)
* HCOB 23 NOV 73 Dry and Wet Hands Make a False TA(TV 8) (25 MAY 80 revision in NTV 10)
The 1987 checksheet doesn't give any of the theory but simply has the latest version of the False TA Checklist.
HCOB 21 JAN 77RB rev 25 MAY 80 False TA Checklist (TV 13) (NTV 11)
The e-meter course checksheet adds the first of the False TA bulletins above.
9. METERING - FN DATA
A level zero auditor should know how to recognize an FN. But note that straightwire and level zero processes used to be used as processes for setup and case entry in the early days and therefore can be run without proper setup. In those cases one might start without an FN and therefore might not always get an FN when the process completes. The idea of FNing everything did not come into fashion until the 1971 bulletin listed below. The beginning auditor should not be concerned about getting everything to FN on a new pc. Everything at level zero (and level one as well) can be run to mild wins until the pc begins "flying" (normally FNs at session start and on each process). Once the pc is doing that, it would be an error to leave something without getting it to FN.
Prior to 1970, only the grade itself was taken to an FN rather than the individual processes. This worked when many processes were run (as above) finally leading to a big FN that would persist despite the lack of setups and the presence of out rudiments. As soon as the 1968 standard tech introduced the idea of getting the pc flying first, the single FN produced by a single grade zero process turned out to be an unstable quickie result. So the beginning auditor also needs to know that he should keep going to a major grade completion once the processes do start FNing. The above is my own interpretation based on combining older and more modern LRH data in this area. The org's standard tech approach would insist on FNing everything and would often require lengthy setups by a higher classed auditor to achieve this. The 1974 checksheet has -
* HCOB 21 OCT 68 Floating Needles
(TV 6) (NTV 8 and TV 11 have the 9 JUL 77 revision)
* HCOB 11 FEB 66 Free Needles & How to Get Them on a PC
(TV 6) (NTV 8 and TV 12 have the 22 FEB 79 revision)
* HCOB 21 SEP 66 ARC Break Needle
(TV 6) (NTV 8)
* HCOB 20 FEB 70 Floating Needles & End Phenomena
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 8 OCT 70 Persistent FN
(TV 7) (TV 14 has 30 AUG 80 reissue as KSW series 19)
(NTV 9 is the reissue without any note about it being a reissue)
* HCOB 21 MAR 74 End Phenomena
(TV 8) (NTV 10)
* HCOB 14 MAR 71 FN Everything
(TV 7 and NTV 9 have the 25 JUL 73 revision)
The 1987 checksheet only has two of the above (FN & EP and Persistent FN) plus the following -
HCOB 10 DEC 76RB revised 25 MAY 80 C/S Series 99RB Scientology FN and TA Position.
(TV 14) (NTV 10) (original in TV 11)
The e-meter course also has
HCOB 21 JUL 78 What is a floating needle
(TV 12) (NTV 11)
HCOB 2 DEC 80 Floating Needle and TA Position Modified
(TV 13) (NTV 12)
10. METERING - METER READS
Neither the older checksheets nor the 1974 checksheet required a class zero student to have full metering skills, however the 1987 checksheet does. So it includes a section on instant reads. HCOB 5 AUG 78 Instant Reads (TV 12) (NTV 11)
TAPE 25 MAY 62 SHSBC-148/149 E-Meter Data Instant Reads (part 1 & 2)
HCOB 28 FEB 71 Meter Reading Items
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
HCOB 20 SEP 78 An Instant FN is a Read
(TV 12) (NTV 11)
The e-meter course checksheet doesn't include the last two bulletins above but it does include HCOB 29 APR 69 Assessment and Interest (TV 6) (NTV 8)
Note that this section is not comparable to full class 3 training on how to read a meter. It is really just enough to get somebody into trouble.
Somebody who has already done class 4 and is retreading level 0 or doing an internship should of course use full metering skills at this level. But trying to get a first time student to accurately read a meter on somebody else (solo is much easier) has always been a big stop on auditor training whenever it was done in this sequence. It is more important to get the auditor into communication with the pc first. Many of the late era troubles with poor auditing are due to making auditors who are meter technicians rather than communication terminals.
11. METERING - METER DRILLS
The old level zero checksheets just had drills 1 to 10.
The 1974 checksheet has 1 to 21. The 1987 checksheet has all 27.
The 1974 checksheet and the e-meter course checksheet both also include expertise drills CR-3 to CR-5 (the CR stands for cramming) which are in:
BTB 16 JUN 71R rev 30 MAY 73 reissued 22 JUL 74 as BTB "Advanced E-Meter Drills".
All of these fit nicely among the early e-meter drills. I would say that Drill CR 4 "See the session" is essential and of great value. This drill includes doing TR 4 with admin. The 1974 checksheet has the auditor admin section before beginning meter training for this reason. The 1987 checksheet has admin near the end, which is where it was in the old days and which is probably better. I would suggest doing the expertise drills later rather than moving the admin section earlier.
Although it wasn't written up in a formal fashion, the idea of doing TRs using a meter and auditor admin goes way back and was common practice for HGC auditors in the 1960s.
Oddly enough, the e-meter course does not mention the BTB above but simply lists the drill numbers on the checksheet with no reference for what they are or how to do them (the BTB is in the 1974 class 0 pack).
These expertise drills are not on the 1987 checksheet.
12. THE COMMUNICATION CYCLE
The 1974 checksheet puts this section after learning the rudiments, but the 1987 checksheet has it here and I think that is the better sequence.
HCOB 6 NOV 64 Styles of Auditing
(the section on level 0 Listen Style Auditing)
(TV 5) (NTV 7)
* HCOB 30 APR 71 Auditing Comm Cycle
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 23 MAY 71 The 2 parts of auditing (basic auditing series 2)
(the 1987 checksheet has this as revised 6 DEC 74)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 23 MAY 71 The 3 important comm lines (reissued 1 DEC 74 as an HCOB cancelling the BTB of the same date and title)
(from TAPE 15 OCT 63 TBD "Essentials of Auditing")
(basic aud series 3) (TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 23 MAY 71R revised 4 DEC 74 "Communications Cycles within the auditing cycle" (basic aud ser 4)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 23 MAY 71R revised 29 NOV 74 "The communication cycle in auditing" (basic aud ser 5)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 12 JAN 59 Tone of Voice, Acknowledgements
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 17 OCT 62 Auditor Failure to Understand
(reissued verbatim 23 MAY 71 as basic auditing series 6)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 7 APR 65 Premature Acknowledgements
(reissued verbatim 23 MAY 71 as basic auditing series 7)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOB 5 FEB 66 Letting the PC Itsa
(reissued verbatim 23 MAY 71 as basic auditing series 8)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
* HCOPL 1 JUL 65 Comm Cycle additives
(reissued as HCOB 23 MAY 71 as basic auditing series 9)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
HCOB 20 SEP 65 Cyclical & non-cyclical process conclusions
(not on the 1987 checksheet)
(not in either TV, probably became a BTB)
* TAPE 25 JUL 63 SHSBC-290 Comm Cycles in Auditing
(this is the famous tape about Marcab which has always been on level zero)
* TAPE 6 AUG 63 SHSBC-291 Auditing Comm Cycle
* TAPE 20 AUG 63 SHSBC-296 Itsa Line
* TAPE 21 AUG 63 SHSBC-297 Itsa Line continued
* TAPE 6 FEB 64 SHSpec-5 The Comm Cycle in Auditing
* TAPE 26 JUL 66 SHSpec-71 Classification & Gradation Chart
(this last tape is not on the 1987 checksheet)
The 1987 checksheet also includes -
HCOB 23 May 71R rev 4 DEC 74 "The Magic of the Communications
Cycle" (basic aud ser 1) (this really should have been
on the 1974 checksheet)
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
HCOB 5 APR 73 reinstated 25 MAY 86 "Axiom 28 Amended"
(NTV 10) (TV 8 has the original 1973 version)
(TV 14 has the 24 Sep 80 revision)
HCOB 14 AUG 63 Lecture Graphs (which has the drawings that go with the 25 JUL 63 tape above)
(TV 5) (NTV 7)
HCOB 1 OCT 63 How To Get Tone Arm Action
(usually on level 1 or 3 rather than level 0, but not
a bad idea to have it here)
(TV 5) (NTV 7)
I would warn that the Comm Cycle Additives bulletin originally came out in 1965 when auditors talked a lot and remind the student that maintaining 2 way communication with the PC is a point of the auditor's code and is senior. The 30 APR 71 "Auditing Comm Cycle" bulletin references HCOB 26 APR 71 "TRs and Cognitions" which should probably also be on the course at this point. (TV 7) (NTV 9) Note that the basic auditing series was mostly reissues of earlier bulletins (as noted) or excepts from the various comm cycle tapes (above).
Older level zero checksheets usually had:
HCOB 10 DEC 64 Listen Style Auditing
And this is on the 1987 checksheet (TV 7) (NTV 9)
The older checksheets always had the Itsa Maker Line tape listed in the essentials series above. This was considered one of the most important of the level zero tapes but it slipped off of the checksheet because everybody was doing the essentials tapes first for a brief time period. Most of the other essentials tapes were on that big 1967 checksheet and it might not be a bad idea to include at least some of them. Also, the 11 DEC 64 Scientology Zero Processes which is at the end of the checksheet should also be studied here for the theory in the opening section.
The 1987 checksheet also includes
HCOB 7 AUG 59 "The handling of communication processes,
some rapid data" (TV 3) (NTV 5)
Even with all this, the class zero course has always been deficient as to why the processes work and what you are really doing. It seemed a bit magical to me back in 1966. The underlying theory goes back to early 1950s material on flows and ridges and I didn't really have a good feel for the level until I heard some of the older tapes. The 1952 tapes in T88 or the PDC probably introduce too many other things, so a slightly later tape on communication specifically (maybe one of those in the 3rd ACC) might be best here.
13. AUDITOR MUST NOTS
The 1974 checksheet has -
* HCOB 7 APR 64 All Levels Q&A
(TV 5) (NTV 7)
* HCOB 3 AUG 65 Auditing Goofs - Blowdown Interruptions
(TV 6) (NTV 7)
* HCOB 7 MAY 69 5 GAEs (Gross Auditing Errors)
(TV 6) (NTV 8)
* HCOB 17 MAY 69 TRs & Dirty Needles
(TV 6) (NTV 8)
BTB 4 JUL 69 Auditing of OT III Preclears (reissued 6 JUL 74 as a BTB replacing the HCOB of the same date and title)
BTB 17 JUL 69R Flagrant Auditing Errors (revised and reissued 28 JUN 74 as a BTB replacing HCOB 17 JUL 69 same title)
(as a BTB this was omitted from the TV but is back to being an HCOB later and is in NTV 8)
Clay demos on a) the 5 GAEs, b) the effects of interrupting a BD, c) three examples of Q&A
The 1987 checksheet only has 3 AUG 65 blowdown interruption plus:
HCOB 5 APR 80 Q&A, The Real Definition
The demos are a) the effects of interrupting a BD, b) correct procedure when a blowdown is occurring, c) three examples of Q&A, d) the 3 oldest rules in processing (the 1987 checksheet has HCOPL 27 MAY 65 Processing here instead of earlier).
The 1987 checksheet doesn't have these at all. I would think that this area is extremely important, maybe they expect that it would already have been covered on an earlier course.
* HCOB 29 JUL 64 Good Indicators at Lower Levels
(TV 5) (NTV 7)
* BTB 26 APR 69 Bad Indicators at Lower Levels (reissued 7 JUL 74 as a BTB replacing HCOB of same date and title)
(replaced by HCOB 3 MAY 80 PC Indicators in TV 14)
And auditor expertise drills ED-13 and ED-14 from the expertise BTB listed earlier under Obnosis.
15. AUDITOR ADMIN
The auditor's admin series was issued as HCOBs in 1972. They were compiled by "Training & Services". It accurately reflected the actual practice and forms in use. Some of these were previously in earlier bulletins or buried in the C/S series, and other things such as the PC assessment sheet were simple black and white mimeos that had been in use for many years without having been issued as bulletins. For example, older materials referred to the PC Assessment Sheet as "The White Form" because it was black on white.
The 1972 HCOBs were reissued in 1974 as BTBs and appear that way on the 1974 checksheet. By 1987 they had become HCOBs again and gone through some revisions.
For brevity AA = Auditor's Admin Series.
The admin series is in TV 9 (they include BTBs in TV 9 if they are part of a series). The reissued ones as HCOBs are mostly in NTV 13.
BTB 6 NOV 72 AA 14 The Worksheets
(HCOB revised & reiss as BTB 25 JUL 74)
(in 1987 this is HCOB 6 NOV 87 AA 14RA)
BTB 6 Nov 72 AA 13 Auditor's Report Form
(HCOB revised & reiss as BTB 27 AUG 74)
(in 1987 this is HCOB 5 NOV 87 AA 13RA)
BTB 6 NOV 72 AA 12 Summary Report Form
(HCOB revised & reiss as BTB 28 JUL 74)
(in 1987 this is HCOB 17 MAR 69R rev 12 NOV 87 AA 12RA)
(the older date is that of the earlier 1969 summary report HCOB)
BTB 20 JUN 70 Summary Report (HCOB reiss 21 JUL 74 as BTB)
(this is the actual form used, in the new tech vols it is HCOB 17 MAR 69R.)
BTB 6 NOV 72 AA 11 Exam Report
(HCOB revised & reiss as BTB 30 AUG 74)
(not on the 1987 checksheet)
HCOPL 8 MAR 71 Examiner's Form
(this was the actual form used. The 1987 checksheet has it as AA 11)
BTB 5 NOV 72 AA 7 Folder Summary
(HCOB revised & reiss as BTB 9 SEP 74)
(in 1987 this is HCOB 31 OCT 87 AA 7RA)
BTB 24 APR 69R rev 8 SEP 74 PC Assessment Sheet
(HCOB revised & reiss as BTB 8 SEP 74)
(not on the 1987 checksheet)
BPL 23 APR 68 Parent/Guardian Consent Form
(previously HCOPL 23 APR 68)
(reissued from Guardian ED 30 Int of 26 Sep 66)
(not on the 1987 checksheet)
Drill - makeup a 'dummy' pc folder with forms etc.
The 1987 checksheet also has:
HCOB 13 NOV 87 AA 3RA "The PC Folder And Its Contents"
(the 1974 checksheet should have had the 6 NOV 72
version but didn't)
HCOB 5 MAR 71 C/S series 25, AA 10, "The Fantastic New HGC Line"
(TV 7) (NTV 9)
Not on either checksheet but useful here is HCOB 15 MAY 80 "How to write up a session" in TV 13.
16. CLEARING COMMANDS
The 1974 checksheet has -
* HCOPL 4 APR 72R rev 7 APR 72 Ethics and Study Tech
(NTV 10 as revised 21 JUN 75)
* HCOB 14 NOV 65 Clearing Commands
(TV 5) (NTV 7)
* BTB 2 MAY 72R rev 10 JUN 74 Clearing Commands
The 1987 checksheet has -
(WC Series = Word Clearing Series)
* HCOB 21 JUN 72 WC Series 38 Method 5
(TV 8) (NTV 10 as revised 20 FEB 89)
* HCOB 8 JUL 74R rev 24 JUL 74 WC Series 53R Clear to FN
(TV 8) (NTV 10)
* HCOB 9 AUG 78 Clearing Commands
(TV 12) (NTV 11)
* HCOB 15 JUL 78RA rev 10 MAR 84 Scientology Auditing C/S-1
(NTV 11) (original in TV 12) (25 MAR 81 revision in TV 13)
Plus drilling method 5 and clearing commands on a doll. Early level zero checksheets only had the 14 NOV 65 bulletin.
Then HCOB 9 NOV 68 "Clearing commands all levels" was used until 1972. (TV 6) (NTV 8)
Beginning around 1971, word clearing became of major importance. The 1972 ethics policy above reinforced this with heavy penalties. Lists of every word used on correction lists etc. were issued and required to be cleared on a pc before they could start their auditing. In the HGC, entire intensives were used up in clearing words before any real professional auditing would take place. This was not inflicted on student pcs at that time, but it was required of interns as part of setting up a case. Needless to say, I consider this to be a major road block to actually getting anything done for a pc. Simple clearing of commands worked adequately in earlier days and massive clearing of lists of words could be used as a remedy in special cases rather than a standard roadblock.
17. HAVINGNESS PROCESSES
This is only on the 1987 checksheet.
HCOB 7 AUG 78 Havingness, Finding and running the PC's
havingness process (TV 12) (NTV 8)
HCOB 6 OCT 60R rev 8 MAY 74 36 New Presessions
(TV 4) (NTV 5)
A great deficiency in the pre-standard tech grades was that running havingness had pretty much been dropped. It had been used regularly in the old days but was not on the grade chart. We did use these in review and the 36 New Presessions was the main reference (it lists a large number of good havingness processes) but it was only used as a repair rather than a normal action. (it seems to me that the old presession list we used was either black on white or a blue info letter rather than an HCOB - was this reissued? - does anybody have a real 1960s copy?) The triple grades of early standard tech added in a standard havingness process to use at the end of each grade. But there was no normal use of havingness at the end of every session.
When expanded grades came out (1970), the old practice of finding the pcs havingness process and using it at the end of every session was put back in. But this one seemed to come and go, being required in some years and cancelled in others throughout the 1970s. Sometimes it was at C/S (case supervisor) discretion. If I recall correctly, it was out of favor at the time of the 1974 checksheet.
Since it is an easy to run and a beneficial action and at least some pcs will need it, it is a good idea to have it as part of the class zero skills.
18. SESSION HANDLING
The 1974 checksheet has -
* BTB 18 NOV 68R rev 9 JUN 74 Model Session (rev & reissue
of HCOB 18 NOV 68 same title)
* HCOB 24 MAY 70 rev 23 AUG 71 C/S Series 1 Auditor's Rights
(TV 7) (in NTV 9 as 23 AUG 71 with no hint that it
is a revision)
The 1987 checksheet has Auditor's Rights as above and -
HCOB 4 DEC 77R rev 19 AUG 87 Checklist for setting up
Sessions and an E-Meter (NTV 11) (original in NTV 11)
* HCOB 11 AUG 78 Model Session (TV 12) (NTV 11)
HCOB 7 MAR 75 Ext And Ending Session (TV 8) (NTV 10)
Throughout the 1960s, the standard structure of a session with its rudiments etc. has been outlined in a "model session" HCOB. New versions were issued as the tech evolved and the older checksheets had whatever the latest model session bulletin was. The original 18 Nov 68 Model Session was the first one used for standard tech and it required flying the rudiments. Prior model sessions only checked and cleaned the rudiments rather than trying to take them to an FN. When standard tech came out in late 1968, it added in rigid case supervision and the auditors were no longer allowed to do anything in a session that was not expressly called for in the CS instructions. Therefore if the pc ARC Broke in session, the auditor would have to end off for C/S instructions before being permitted to handle the ARC break. This was one of the reasons for the massive failure of standard tech as originally issued. The Auditor's Rights HCOB was a major improvement which restored the rights of an auditor to handle certain things on his own recognisance.
The 1974 checksheet has -
* HCOB 15 AUG 69 Flying Rudiments
(TV 6) (NTV 8)
* BTB 11 APR 74 Handling ARC Breaks (this says reissued as
a BTB but doesn't have the original HCOB date)
And also flying ruds drills ED 21 & ED 22 from
BTB 15 OCT 74 Auditor Expertise Drills Series Number 2
"Basic Session Actions Drills"
The 1987 checksheet has -
* HCOB 11 AUG 78 Rudiments, Definitions and Patter
(TV 12) (NTV 11)
* HCOB 6 JUN 84 Missed Withhold Handling
(NTV 12 has the 12 JAN 90 revision)
The older checksheets cleaned the rudiments as given in the 3 JUL 65 model session HCOB. They also included the simple ARCX handling given in HCOB 29 MAR 65 "ARC Breaks" (TV 6).
When standard tech came out, the rudiments had to be flown (taken to FN). This is in the short and inadequate HCOB of 23 SEP 68 "New Rudiments" (TV 6, NTV 8) which is clarified by 3 OCT 68 "New Rudiment Questions" (TV 6, not in NTV) which says that class zero auditors only do this by getting Itsa (get the pc to talk about it and spot or identify things himself) rather than doing ARC break assessments and so forth. Following this, there was an HCOB probably in 1969 which gave rudiments for lower levels. This was similar to the 11 Aug 78 bulletin but substituted Itsa and going earlier similar for the complex handling. This became a BTB and then was cancelled before the tech volumes came out and therefor did not get into them.
Simple handling by means of communication techniques (Itsa) would seem to be the best way rather than attempting to teach metering or formal handling of rudiments at this level. The actual theory and understanding of ARC Breaks, for example, is on level 3 and giving a level 0 student an ARC Break assessment to do without giving him all the level 3 theory behind it is just asking to make a robot who has no real understanding of the technique that he is using.