Topics Covered in TR-4:

Section 1: Coach | Student

  • Basic origin handling as coach
  • Basic origin handling as student

Section 2: Coach | Student

  • Clarifying the origin
  • Differentiating between origins and comments

Section 3: Coach | Student

  • Differentiating between clarifying the origin, and a Q&A
  • Handling a pc's equivocal answer
  • Comm lag: Is pc looking in bank for answer, or is he out of session?

Section 4: Coach | Student

  • Just telling the pc to "SHUT UP!"
  • Differentiating between ending session now, and returning to session
  • All of the above points, including Sections 1-3
  • Checking all earlier TRs are in too

TR-4 as Coach and Pc: Section 2

Page 1 of 3: Drill 1

Place a real doll or teddy bear or something in front of you to be a terminal you can say things to. Don't just talk out into open space and imagine someone or something there. The pc will do various things in session, which can be categorized, with a particular handling for each category. These are:
  1. Pc answers the auditing question.
  2. Pc doesn't answer the auditing question.
  3. Pc makes a comment, not about his case.
  4. Pc makes a simple origination about his case.
  5. Pc makes a complex origination about his case.
  6. Pc says or does something and you don't have enough information to categorize it as above.

TR-4 is involved with 4, 5 and 6 of these.

What makes an origination simple is that the auditor really needs do no more than understand it, show the pc he understands it, and get on with the session, and the pc will be perfectly happy.

If the pc says "Moo gum guy pan", you have no idea at all what he means, and you have to find out. This comes under the heading of "clarifying the origin". It may lead to the remark just being a comment, or it may turn out to be a simple origination; or a complex origination. So you ask the pc, and ask as many questions as you need to until you understand what the pc is concerned about. That doesn't mean you have to deal with whatever it is about right then and there, but you do need to know what the pc is saying to you.

How do you handle a complex origination? Well, that will be taken up and drilled in Section 4. For now, we will just deal in simple originations. Drill 1 here involves clarifying the origin.

  1. Say aloud "TR-4. Start". Assume there have been a few normal "Do birds fly?--Yes--Good" exchanges already.

  2. Click on Drill 1. The student will ask "Do birds fly?"

  3. Respond with something that the student could not possibly understand. It might be a response in another language, or something whispered very softly, or something else. Just make sure that you know he would not understand what you said.

  4. Click on Item 01. The student will do one of various things, only the first of which is correct. You don't have to classify the errors, just know the difference between a correct handling and an incorrect one.

    • He will say, "I'm sorry?" or "Excuse me, I didn't get that last?" or something like that. This would be the correct first action to take in clarifying the origin.

    • He will ack and give the next question, as if you had answered the question. He is not paying attention.

    • He will assume you made an unimportant comment, not an origination, and will give the repeat statement and repeat the question. Again, he is showing that he considers the pc unimportant.

    • He will do a rote handling as if he had understood what you said. He is faking it. He will acknowledge, and try and get you back into session.

  5. As coach, grade him on his first action here. For the first one, say aloud "Good" and click on the "Clarified" link for "Student started to clarify origin" to enter your grade into the computer. For the others, say "Flunk! You didn't clarify the origin. Start!" and click on "Didn't clarify". Close any open windows.

  6. Handle the other 19 items similarly.

Things to Click:
Remember to grade each student action and so get graded yourself as a coach

Drill 1

Pc actions

I said something unintelligble

My coach gradings of student actions:

Item 01: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 02: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 03: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 04: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 05: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 06: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 07: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 08: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 09: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 10: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 11: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 12: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 13: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 14: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 15: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 16: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 17: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 18: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 19: Clarified | Didn't clarify
Item 20: Clarified | Didn't clarify

Anaten | Rub

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