PREPCHECK, 1. sec checking=security checking, so it couldn’t be used as a purely auditing action for the pc. So I had to have a new word. Prep for preparatory to auditing. It’s a forerunner of ruds. (LRH Def. Notes) 2. preparatory check. A process. (HCOB 23 Aug 65) 3. on a prepcheck run each reading item (SF, F, LF, BD) from the assessed list of items on the prepcheck buttons. Each button is run to F/N, Cog. Take up each reading button in turn until you get full EP for the subject. (BTB 10 Apr 72R)
PREPCHECK BUTTONS, the following order and number of prepcheck buttons should be used wherever an “18-button prepcheck” is recommended. Do not use the older order of buttons. For all uses the 18 prepcheck buttons now are: suppressed, careful of, didn’t reveal, not-ised, suggested, mistake been made, protested, anxious about, decided, withdrawn from, reached, ignored, stated, helped, altered, revealed, asserted, agreed (with). (HCOB 14 Aug 64
PREPCHECKING, 1. a way of cleaning up a case in order to run Routine 3D Criss Cross. I developed prepchecking in order to get around an auditor’s difficulty in “varying the question” in pulling withholds. Auditors had a hard time doing this, hence prepchecking. Prepchecking became more important than a “rote procedure for sec checking.” The target of a prepcheck question is a chain of withholds. The purpose of prepchecking is to set up a pc’s rudiments so they will stay in during further clearing of the bank. (HCOB 1 Mar 62) 2. the reason this is called prepchecking and the reason it isn’t called withhold system and it isn’t called anything else but prepchecking is it’s preparatory to clearing. (SH Spec 114, 6202C21) 3. is the system of getting each rudiment in with a crunch, so it’s more or less permanently in during the auditing in 3DXX and that’s prepchecking. (SH Spec 110, 6202C13)
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