Defines TR 0 through TR 4.
A one-page bulletin defining the tone scale from -40 (Total Failure) to +40 (Serenity of Beingness).
Mood drills involve doing the TRs at every level of the tone scale, e.g., at Anger (Tone 1.5) the student should sound angry.
The auditor should be careful about timing of acknowledgments so as not to acknowledge the pc before he has said everything he meant to.
What Q and A (Question and Answer) really refers to is failure to complete a process or line of questioning once it has begun. The auditor must not allow the preclear to take control of the conversation and lead it off in a different direction. Maintaining control is paramount; a preclear who questions or objects to the auditor's actions rather than complying with instructions or answering the auditing question asked of him would be guilty of attempting to Q and A.
Simply allowing the conversation to follow the direction of a preclear's remarks counts as Q and A, and is considered a "grievous auditing fault". For example, if the auditor asks "How are you?" and the student says "I have a stomach ache", a reply of "When did the pain start?" would be considered Q and A. The auditor should instead give a proper acknowledgment (good TR 2) to complete the "comm cycle" on that question, and then continue with whatever auditing process he is running.
The proper response to a muttered, unintelligible reply from the pc is to acknowledge it with good TR 2. It is not necessary for the auditor to understand what the pc actually said or meant. (This is a remarkable statement for a course whose goal is supposedly to improve communication skills. But responding to muttering by requesting a clarification would be ceding to the pc some measure of control over the discourse, which must never happen.) There are exceptions to the rule, such as when trying to find out what the pc thinks is wrong so the topic can be pursued with further auditing. But in general, if the auditor acknowledges the muttered reply and the pc feels it necessary for the auditor to really understand what was said, the pc will amplify his remarks on his own.
Here we learn, among other things, that "Blinkless" TR 0 doesn't really have to be blinkless after all. Normal blinking is permitted, but nervous blinking, or any other type of twitch or nervous reaction, is grounds for a FLUNK!
The axioms of Scientology appear in What is Scientology? and are available on-line at the cult's web site. The commentary on Axiom 28 is: "The formula of communication is cause, distance, effect, with intention, attention and duplication WITH UNDERSTANDING." Hope that helps.
Many Scientology courses (especially the Key to Life Course) include clay table work. The student is asked to illustrate ideas by modeling them in clay, a ridiculously simplistic approach to understanding abstract concepts. The real purpose of this exercise is to foster a kind of age regression, making the student more suggestible and hence more easily indoctrinated into the cult's worldview.