“Students I was personally examining would begin to get a hunted look and carry dictionaries — BUT THEY WOULDN'T BEGIN TO NATTER OR GET SICK OR BLOW. AND THEY'D USE WHAT THEY LEARNED.”

HCO P/L 24 September 1964
Instruction and Examination — Raising the Standard of
(OEC Vol. 4, p. 327)

“No Supervisor should try to define English words out of his own head when correcting a student, as it leads to too many arguments. On English words, open a dictionary.”

HCO P/L 4 October 1964
Theory Checkout Data
(OEC Vol. 4, p. 333)

“To clear a word, one looks it up in a good dictionary.”

HCOB 23 March 1978RB
Word Clearing Series 59 — Clearing Words
(Tech Vol. XI, p. 95)

“Any word you come across which fits one or more of the above definitions of a misunderstood word or symbol must be cleared up, using a good-sized dictionary or more than one dictionary or textbook or encyclopedia.”

HCOB 17 July 1979RB, Issue I
Word Clearing Series 64RB — The Misunderstood Word Defined
(Subject Vol. 2, p. 315)

“A Supervisor who … lets students study without dictionaries and demo kits … and does not fully apply study tech and use Word Clearing is of course suppressive and should be declared, as he is actively blocking Scientologists from having and benefiting from Scientology.”

HCO P/L 30 October 1978R
Courses, Their Ideal Scene
(OEC Vol. IV, p. 424)