(Note: We now F/N everything. We do not tell the pc what the meter is doing. This changes "Auditing By Lists" in both respects. We do not say to the pc, "That's clean" or "That reads".)
Use any authorized, published LIST. (Green Form for general review, L1C for ARC Brks, L4B for listed items, list errors.)
Use meter at a sensitivity so meter needle is loose but it is easy to keep needle at "Set". If sensitivity is too high the needle will be in constant motion as one tries to set the TA. If too low, the instant read will not be visible. 5 is usual for upper grade cases. 16 is usual for lower grade or Dianetic cases.
Have your meter in a position (line of sight) so you can see the list and the needle or you can see the needle and the pc. The meter position is important.
Hold the mimeoed list close beside the meter. Have your worksheet more to the right. Keep record on your worksheet. Mark the pc's name and date on it. Mark what list it is on the W/S with Time. It remains in the folder stapled to the W/S.
Read the question on the list, note if it reads. Do not read it while looking at the pc, do not read it to yourself and then say it while looking at the pc. These are the L10 actions and are called Method 6, not Method 3. It is more important to see the pc's cans than his face as can fiddle can fake or upset reads.
TR 1 must be good so the pc clearly hears it.
You are looking for an Instant Read that occurs at the end of the exact last syllable of the question.
If it does not read, mark the list X. If the list is being done through an F/N and the F/N just continues, mark the question F/N.
If the question reads, do not say "That reads". Mark the read at once (tick, SF, F, LF, LFBD, R/S), transfer the number of the Q to the W/S and look expectantly at the pc. You can repeat the Q by just saying it again if pc doesn't begin to talk. He has probably already begun to answer as the Q was live in his bank as noted by the meter.
Take down the pc's remarks in shortened form on the W/S. Note any TA changes on the W/S.
If the pc's answer results in an F/N (Cog VGIs sometimes follow, GIs always accompany a real F/N), mark it rapidly on the W/S and say, "Thank you. I would like to indicate your needle is floating. "
Do not wait endlessly for the pc to say more. If you do he will go into doubt and find more, also do not chop what he is saying. Both are TR errors that are very bad.
If there is no F/N, at the first pause that looks like the pc thinks he has said it, ask for an Earlier Similar _____ whatever the question concerned. Do not change the Q. Do not fail to repeat what the Question is. "Was there an Earlier Similar Restimulation of 'rejected affinity'?" This is the "E/S" part of it. You do not leave such a Question merely "clean".
It does not matter now if you look at the pc when you say it or not. But you can look at the pc when you say it.
The pc will answer. If he comes to a "looks like he thinks he said it" and no F/N, you ask the same Q as above.
You ask this Q "Was there an earlier similar ______" until you finally get an F/N and GIs. You indicate the F/N.
That is the last of that particular question.
You mark "F/N" on the list and call the next question on the list. You call this and other questions without looking at the pc.
Those that do not read, you X as out.
The next question that reads, you mark it on the list, transfer the question number to the W/S.
Take the pc's answer.
Follow the above E/S procedure as needed until you get an F/N and GIs for the question. Ack. Indicate and return to the mimeoed list.
You keep this up until you have done the whole list in this fashion.
If you got no read on the list Question but the pc volunteers some answer to an unreading question, do not take it up. Just ack and carry on with your mimeoed list.
Believe your meter. Do not take up things that don't read. Don't get "hunches". Don't let the pc run his own case by answering non-reading items and then the auditor taking them up. Also don't let a pc "fiddle the cans" to get a false read or to obscure a real one. (Very rare but these two actions have happened.)
If half way down a prepared list (the last part not yet done) the pc on some question gets a wide F/N, big Cog, VGIs, the auditor is justified in calling the list complete and going to the next C/S action or ending the session.
There are two reasons for this — one, the F/N will usually just persist and can't be read through and further action will tend to invalidate the win.
The auditor can also carry on to the end of the prepared list if he thinks there may be something else on it.
When a GF is taken up Method 3 (item by item, one at a time and F/Ned) it can occur that the TA will go suddenly high. The pc feels he is being repaired, that the clearing up of the first item on the GF handled it and protests. It is the protest that sends the TA up.
This is not true of any other list.
Thus a GF is best done by Method 5 (once through for reads, then the reads handled).
L1C and L4B, L7 and other such lists are best done by Method 3.
The above steps and actions are exactly how you do Auditing by List today. Any earlier data contrary to this is cancelled. Only 2 points change — we F/N everything that reads by E/S or a process to handle (L3B requires processes, not E/S to get an F/N) and we never tell the pc that it read or didn't read, thus putting his attention on the meter.
We still indicate F/Ns to the pc as a form of completion.
L1C and Method 3 are not used on high or very low TAs to get them down or up.
The purpose of these lists is to clean up by-passed charge.
An auditor also indicates when he has finished with the list.
An auditor should dummy drill this action both on a doll and bullbait.
The action is very successful when precisely done.