HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF 22 JULY 19781
The right way to do an assessment is to ask the pc the question in a questioning tone of voice.
In assessing, some auditors have made assessment questions into statements of fact, which of course is a cousin to evaluation.
A downcurve at the end of an assessment question contributes to making it a statement. Questions should go up at the end.
A remedy for this is to record ordinary conversation. Ask some normal questions and make some normal statements and you will find that the voice tone rises on a question and goes down on a statement.
Assessing with a statements tone of voice instead of a questioning tone of voice results in evaluation for the pc. The pc feels accused or evaluated for rather than assessed and an auditor can get a lot of false and protest reads.
It’s all tone of voice. Auditors have to be drilled in asking questions. Assessment questions have an upcurve at the end.
Then drill it.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1978, 22 July). Assessment TRs. Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. XI, p. 205). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.