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A worldwide movement to revert the educational decline by bringing the technology of study to everyone

ACHIEVINg LITERACY AND EDUCATION
Sponsored by the Church of Scientology
Watch this DVD for an overview of the Applied Scholastics program
Applied Scholastics: An Introduction (5:44) What Students and Parents Say (4:12)

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PROVIDINg TOOLS FOR LITERACY AND

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This publication is one of a series presented by the Church of Scientology International to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and its affiliated social betterment programs. Applied Scholastics International is a secular nonprofit public benefit corporation that addresses head-on the problem of illiteracy by making broadly available L. Ron Hubbard’s discoveries in the field of education and literacy. Mr. Hubbard recognized the deep effects on society of lowered education standards and literacy levels, observing that the illiterate or functionally illiterate, denied work and opportunity, often fall prey to criminality, vice or drugs. Thus, he embarked on an examination of the subject of study and isolated the precise causes for the success or failure of any activity or study. So fundamental were his discoveries to the field of education, he released them for broad use.

Applied Scholastics has been dedicated for more than four decades to making these solutions to learning and literacy available internationally. Applied Scholastics is a fully independent, nondenominational

APPLIEd SCHOLASTICS addresses head-on the PRObLEm of ILLITERACy by making broadly available L. ROn HUbbARdʼS EdUCATIOnAL bREAKTHROUgHS.
organization supported by the Church of Scientology and by Scientologists dedicated to raising educational standards throughout the world. Applied Scholastics recognizes that the world will one day rest in the hands of today’s children, and that how well they are equipped to carry this society forward depends on how well they are educated. Ensuring quality education for today’s students to ensure a brighter future for all is the mission of Applied Scholastics.

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nearly half of all American adults—60 million people—are functionally illiterate. Eight million students have been labeled as “learning disabled,” with prescription drugs too often the “remedy” rather than the three “Rs.” The United States Department of Education reports that every year, one in three high school students—more than 1.2 million—drop out. Other industrialized nations suffer the same plague—dropout rates average nearly 15 percent in Europe. Some 30 million American adults score at “Below Basic” in rudimentary language skills, and 60 million more can perform only the simplest everyday tasks involving words and numbers. Studies show that illiteracy is a key factor in crime. An estimated 60 percent of adult prisoners are functionally or marginally illiterate and 85 percent of juvenile offenders are deficient in reading, writing and basic math. The cost of this crisis to government, businesses and taxpayers runs in the trillions of dollars. The cost in human terms is incalculable. In much of the world, the crisis is even deeper, with broad access to education

nonexistent. Some 80 percent of the 113 million children who do not attend school are barred from doing so by poverty and internal wars. In sub-Saharan Africa, Southern and Western Asia, the Arab States and North Africa, school nonattendance ranges from 24 to 40 percent of school-age children. Is it possible to rescue failing or inaccessible education systems and bring hope to the 1 billion illiterate people worldwide? Is it possible to enable individuals to achieve literacy and competence and thus contribute to the life and culture of our society? The answer is yes, and it lies in the breakthrough discoveries of L. Ron Hubbard and making them globally available through the efforts of Applied Scholastics International. Education in the fullest sense of the word is the goal of Applied Scholastics. The aim is not only to help students resolve study difficulties and overcome barriers, but to enable them to become self-sufficient, independent learners who can be responsible for their own lifelong learning and education.

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As early as the 1950s, L. Ron Hubbard recognized the failings of the educational system. In answer to this crisis, he began developing an actual “technology” of learning with which to master any subject. These educational breakthroughs are collectively known as Study Technology. They provide students at every age and educational level with the missing ingredient of much of modern education—the ability to learn how to learn. Mr. Hubbard described the scope of meeting the educational challenge: “The end and goal of any society as it addresses the problem of education is to raise the ability, the initiative and the cultural level, and with all of these the survival level of that society.” In the 1960s, Mr. Hubbard released a series of lectures on his research into the broad subject of how to study and learn. So universal was the application of his discoveries, the information was soon in use in Scientology organizations.

It was implemented by teachers in secular classrooms as well, with measurable improvement reported in students’ learning ability. In 1971, a classroom teacher formed the first educational organization specializing in the use of Study Technology. Applied Scholastics was founded in Los Angeles the following year, dedicated to working with governments and schools worldwide in the broad implementation of this technology. For more than three decades, the introduction of Study Technology into schools and universities was largely a grass-roots effort initiated by educators united under the Applied Scholastics banner. Today, Applied Scholastics is a worldwide network of schools, programs and tutoring groups. In 2003, to meet the international demand for Study Technology, Applied Scholastics opened a residential campus at Spanish Lake near St. Louis, Missouri. This 100-acre training center, just two miles from the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, is the international headquarters of Applied Scholastics and the first college of Study Technology.

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What is Study Technology? In his research of the subject, Mr. Hubbard discovered that the main impediment to a student’s ability to retain and effectively use data was the absence of a technology of how to study. This included his discovery of what are known as the three barriers to study. Study Technology, or Study Tech as it is commonly called, includes the precise methods to overcome these barriers. The primary barriers are:
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or a computer or a solar system, the printed page and spoken word are no substitute for the object itself. Lacking the object associated with a word can inhibit all understanding. If the mass of a subject is absent, the student will feel squashed, bent, sort of spinny, sort of dead, or bored.
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When the student has not mastered prior skills before proceeding to more complicated or detailed steps, the student may feel a sort of confusion or a feeling of reeling (moving or swaying as if they might fall). This barrier to study is often referred to as “missed basic skills” or “insufficient basic skills.”

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The third and most important barrier is the misunderstood word. A misunderstood word is a word which is not understood or a word which is wrongly understood. All becomes distinctly blank beyond a word not understood or wrongly understood. It can result in the student feeling blank or washed out, “not there,” and a sort of a nervous upset feeling can follow after that. Teachers and administrators from public and private schools, tutors, corporate business trainers and educational consultants from around the world

come to Applied Scholastics at Spanish Lake for training in Study Technology. Residential and daytime professional training are available, with many courses offered for postgraduate and continuing education credits. Spanish Lake also offers a full schedule of courses and workshops on specific aspects of Study Technology as well as studies in techniques that enable students to become more accountable, self-directed and self-advocating. Applied Scholastics has trained over 135,000 educators from 42 nations who, in turn, have brought Study Technology to millions of colleagues and students.

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Affiliated schools
Applied Scholastics International works with hundreds of affiliated schools and educational programs throughout the world, providing the effective learning tools developed by L. Ron Hubbard.
■ The Delphi Program is a private school model with its flagship Delphian School in Sheridan, Oregon, and a network of six other schools in major urban centers around the United States. Licensed to use Applied Scholastics educational services and materials, all Delphi schools operate on a standardized curriculum, common teaching and administrative methods, and a comprehensive curriculum training program. Since the inception of the Delphi curriculum in 1975, it has emphasized application in the world beyond the classroom, with the aim being to help students of any age “take on life.” ■ The

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centers have been established throughout the country, with others opened in Scotland.
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first Applied Scholastics school was established in 1985. Today, government-funded schools and a network of private tutoring centers operate across the nation, providing students with effective tools for lifelong learning using Study Technology. Italy, a group of teachers formed the first Applied Scholastics school center in 1978. This has grown to 30 groups throughout the country, including schools, Study Technology centers and tutoring groups. In 2005, the Ministry of Education approved a pilot course on Study Technology for delivery to Italian teachers as part of their continuing education. 21st-century learning, the Applied Scholastics Online Academy delivers home school instruction for preschool through high school. Students graduate knowing how to learn, research and evaluate data. The Applied Scholastics Online diploma is recognized by universities around the world.

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first Applied Scholastics school in England—Greenfields School in Sussex—was established in 1981. A day and boarding school located on 11 acres of woodland in the Ashdown Forest, Greenfields teaches students from preschool to university entrance levels. After a thorough grounding in Study Technology, they receive a traditional English education. In addition to Greenfields, more than 60 tutoring

Delphi Academy in Florida, one of the hundreds of schools across the world using L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology.

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In addition to a host of communitybased tutoring groups that span the globe, Applied Scholastics Study Technology centers and tutors in the United States provide after-school tutoring in 12 states under the Supplemental Education Services (SES) Program. In just one year, Applied Scholastics SES tutors delivered over 8,500 tutoring hours in 50 schools across 36 school districts, and the program has steadily expanded since its launch. The Applied Scholastics Achievement Program (ASAP) is a comprehensive academic acceleration program that turns underperformers into achievers. It uses the tools of Study Technology in an integrated approach that identifies a student’s skill level and advances him or her from that point. The Hollywood Education and Literacy Project (H.E.L.P.) started in 1997 with a single center in Hollywood, California, and has grown to a worldwide network. Tutors are trained extensively in the use of Study Technology, and the H.E.L.P. lineup of study is precisely laid out to take students of any

age and level of English proficiency to higher levels of learning. In recognition of its successful mentoring and tutoring programs, H.E.L.P.’s Hollywood center has received funding from the State of California’s Youth Mentoring Initiative, which has enabled it to provide services to community youth and adults at no charge. Volunteers serve a wide range of needs in the mentoring and tutoring centers. Students are assisted with their homework, illiterate adults are taught to read and school dropouts may earn a diploma. Applied Scholastics tutors have also actively and successfully taught English as a second language to thousands of learners throughout the world for the past 15 years. In towns and cities across the United States, Europe and Asia, Applied Scholastics ESL programs have been implemented in community centers, churches, workplaces, institutions of higher learning and teacher training programs in particular.
Applied Scholastics training centers have taught Study Technology to thousands who, in turn, have become tutors and brought Study Technology to students in The Gambia, Ghana, Zimbabwe, South Africa and elsewhere in Africa.

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After completing the literacy program, 87 percent of teens involved in gangs and drug use made the decision to relinquish their former lifestyle and embark on a productive and ethical path. Parents tell the story: “My son has been doing better in school. His reading has improved and so has his self-esteem. I am grateful for the program because he sees other students working and trying to improve too. He enjoys going to the program, and comes home and shares with his father and me all the things he does and plans to do. Thank you.” “World Literacy Crusade Program has built up my son’s self-esteem, taught him to set goals and how to accomplish those goals. I have a better relationship with him at home. Communication between us has opened up. He has become responsible for his actions and understands that we care. This has given him the desire to want to help other children with their reading skills.”

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World Literacy Crusade (WLC) is a grass-roots literacy movement founded by an inner-city minister in response to the civil disturbances that shook Los Angeles in 1992. Recognizing the relationship between illiteracy, drugs and crime, the minister challenged local leaders, parents, youth and educators to change conditions in their neighborhoods. He forged alliances between volunteers trained in Study Technology and organizations addressing the issues of drugs and crime, making major inroads into gangs through literacy training. Today, World Literacy Crusade operates programs in schools, community tutoring centers and juvenile detention facilities. It has grown into an international movement, with volunteers from lands as far-flung as Australia, Greece and Africa providing individuals with the basic tools to become literate, responsible, self-sufficient and employable.

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The Applied Scholastics network of educators, tutoring centers and schools reach out to improve literacy and education not only in their own areas but beyond. From seminars and workshops to comprehensive permanent programs, teams of educators take Study Technology to underserved populations. One such project started in Haiti when an Applied Scholastics educator from the Clearwater Academy in Florida volunteered in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. She gave a lecture on Study Technology to over 400 parents and students, and as a result the director of an orphanage and school

the United Kingdom delivered Study Technology seminars in the Ukraine in 2008. To meet the demand generated, tutoring centers were started and today permanent centers give some 300 Study Technology lectures each year to students and teachers in schools across the country. The lectures have been adopted as part of the curriculum for the state schools in the Babushkin District, and Applied Scholastics partners on educational projects with the Ministry of Family and Youth Affairs in one of the largest cities in the Ukraine. In yet another part of the world, Applied Scholastics educators have brought Study Technology to Bangladesh, where half the population cannot read or write. The educators formed a Bangladesh Study Group and soon implemented Study Technology in three schools. After they conducted seminars of more than 100 students and faculty members at Jahangirnagar University in Dhaka, the mayor of Dhaka proclaimed Study Technology as the solution to the nation’s illiteracy problem and formally requested its implementation in every school. Starting in 1975, Scientologists in South Africa, under the banner of Education Alive, delivered lectures, courses and workshops

In SOUTH AFRICA, LECTURES, COURSES and WORKSHOPS in STUdy TECHnOLOgy have been dELIVEREd to more than 20,000 TEACHERS.
in Haiti came to Clearwater for training in Study Technology. Clearwater Academy raised the funds to transform the school from a tarp, straw and sticks area to a brick building with a solid roof, and a new school was born, with all students learning Study Technology. In another outreach undertaking, Applied Scholastics educators from

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Applied Scholastics trains teachers and students in both developed and emerging nations, thus helping revitalize the entire field of education.

in Study Technology. They have now trained more than 20,000 teachers who have in turn brought Study Technology to millions of children throughout South Africa. Study Technology has also been exported to Zimbabwe—where 18,000 teachers have been trained—and to Ghana, The Gambia and Sierra Leone. Education Alive now has offices throughout South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Mali, Ethiopia and Botswana. In the Philippines, secondary school dropout rates ran as high as 30 percent, with a 75 percent illiteracy rate in elementary schools. In response, Applied Scholastics International in Spanish Lake gave a crash course in Study Technology to 5,000 Filipino teachers, who then introduced the technology in three of the country’s schools.

The results were unprecedented. The first school went from last place to number eight nationwide; the second established a national record for rising student test scores; and the third advanced from remedial status to one of the country’s top-rated schools. In Kenya, an Applied Scholastics “rescue team” delivered the Learning How to Learn course to 14 instructors in a school for orphans in the city of Kisii. Almost immediately, student test scores boosted the school from the lowest rankings to among the highest of all 270 schools in the region. As a result, Kenya education officials requested a national Study Tech curriculum. Applied Scholastics trains teachers and students at all levels and works with community leaders, governments and other institutions to bring about a revitalization in the field of education.

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nepal is ranked 151 on an international list of literacy. Consequently, it lacks the most vital infrastructure for social progress, and more than half the population lives a hand-to-mouth existence. In reply stands the Mount Gauri Shankar School in central Kathmandu, its principal a well-known science textbook author and educator dedicated to improving the quality of education in his country. Searching for the answer to the seeming inability of his students to study and learn, the educator discovered Applied Scholastics International and L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology. He immediately underwent training on the fundamentals of Study Technology, and using those basics, initiated a pilot program with a cross-section of students in his school. He first presented the three barriers to study to eighth and ninth graders, then to primary through middleschool students, and then to high school mathematics and chemistry classes. The results were conclusive: Passing rates previously hovering at around

30 percent soared to well over 80 percent of all students across all grade levels. Based on the success of that pilot program, which used only the fundamentals of Study Technology, the Kathmandu school principal enrolled at the Applied Scholastics International campus in Missouri for the full lineup of Applied Scholastics teacher training. The program included Advanced Communication Skills, Advanced Fundamentals of Instruction, and the Applied Scholastics Curriculum Course. Upon returning to Nepal, he first put it all into operation in his own school. He then set out to deliver Study Technology classes to all teachers in one of the deep poverty zones of the country. He held workshops for instructors in remote rural communities, including on a hilltop 350 kilometers from Kathmandu where he instructed teachers of 500 students from ricefarming villages. The Nepalese results demonstrate the potential for educational renewal with Study Technology. That one educator has built a network of 1,600 Study Technology educators who are in turn transforming education in their classrooms. He has also established a permanent Applied Scholastics Training Center in Nepal, inaugurated by the Ministry of Education.

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With the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, social disruption and turmoil followed in the new Czech Republic as this nation of 10.1 million struggled to establish itself as a cultural and economic player on the European and international stages. Contending with outdated organizational and communication facilities, the nation needed to adapt quickly to compete in the post-Soviet world. Recognizing that the success of the country depended upon the degree its citizens possessed a high level of language and communication skills, in 1997 a Scientologist established the first Applied Scholastics center in Prague to bring L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology to the Czech Republic. Called Life Improvement Through Education (LITE), the program offered the technology of learning how to learn any subject. The center rapidly expanded and soon two more LITE centers were formed. Additionally, an Applied Scholastics office serving both the Czech Republic and Slovakia opened its doors. A team of Applied Scholastics staff members traveled from Prague to Applied Scholastics headquarters at Spanish Lake, Missouri, for advanced training that equipped them to help even more people in their home country. LITE centers soon opened in cities throughout the Czech Republic—a total of 13 in that nation, with other affiliates in Slovakia, India, Germany and Spain. To date, LITE has delivered more than 1 million hours of training to 21,000 students. To meet the growing demand for Study Technology, tutoring centers called BASIC were also launched, with the mission of helping people improve study and learning skills and literacy level. To date, 22 BASIC centers have opened in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia, enrolling more than 3,500 students, including children with special needs who benefit greatly from Study Technology when other schooling has failed. In 2010, the group opened the first Applied Scholastics elementary school in the nation. In 2011, the widespread impact and demonstrated efficacy of Study Technology was acknowledged by the Czech Ministry of Education when it announced that the central Applied Scholastics text, the Basic Study Manual, was officially accredited for training the nation’s teachers.

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Among Applied Scholastics delivery options are projects to export Study Technology directly into troubled classrooms. Known as “academic rescue missions,” they train teachers and students in severely underperforming schools threatened with loss of accreditation or funding. Central Mexico’s state of Puebla, described as “lagging behind the rest of Mexico,” reported that some 17 percent of all students drop out before completing primary school. A high percentage are functionally illiterate. A 2010 rescue mission, initiated and led by two graduates of the Applied Scholastics Delphi School and titled “Entiende Mas, Logra Mas” (Understand More, Achieve More), changed those statistics dramatically. The project was piloted in Aquiles Serdan Elementary School. Initial delivery taught Study Technology fundamentals to 300 students in 30-minute slots spanning four weeks. Students were then tested on standardized national exams and, as Puebla educators noted, “It was quite enough to see results.” Aquiles Serdan Elementary School moved from the lower-70th percentile to the top-rated school in its district. A large primary school, Jesus Reyes Heroes, did the same, through the use of Study Technology—specifically, 450 students learning the definitions of words in the subject of mathematics. That school rose to number one in its district on national achievement tests. With that came confirmation from the Ministry of Education that in Puebla schools adopting Study Technology, the percentage of students scoring at the Good and Excellent level on a standardized national test increased 23 times more than the national average increase. Such results led to 600 teachers representing a cross section of schools statewide receiving training on learning and literacy tools. Their graduation ceremony was a state function, with Puebla’s Minister of Education presiding and authorizing state funding to immediately double the number of Study Technology-trained teachers by the end of the school year. His conclusion: “This is what Mexico needs.” Teachers from Puebla state continue to enroll on Study Technology courses for educators, making a brighter future possible for students by giving them the tools to learn and apply any subject.

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The need to study does not end with formal education. Anyone in the work force, whether on the factory floor or in the executive suite, must have the ability to assimilate, retain and then apply important information. Success in life depends on it. Applied Scholastics is making it possible for anyone to acquire this skill. The numbers tell the story: From its teacher-training campus near St. Louis, Missouri, Applied Scholastics has implemented L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology through more than 1,100 schools and tutoring groups in 72 nations. Nearly 135,000 educators trained by Applied Scholastics have brought Study Technology to 38 million students worldwide, opening doors previously closed to them. These students in turn take their skills into their communities, states and nations. Supported by the Church of Scientology and its parishioners, Applied Scholastics is in the forefront of defeating illiteracy and raising the level of education.

The contributions of L. Ron Hubbard and Applied Scholastics to the fields of literacy and learning have changed the lives of millions across the globe. Applied Scholastics frequently receives letters of recognition and endorsements from educators, parents and students in acknowledgement of both its programs and the power of Study Technology.

EdUCATORS t is my pleasure to have had the opportunity to enhance and strengthen my pedagogical practices due to the training at Applied Scholastics International Training Campus. I want to commend you and your staff for a stellar record of accomplishments and the help you are providing our future generations. Thank you for what you are doing to improve the educational system of America’s schools today. —Assistant Superintendent, U.S. have never before come across a method which would enable the instructor to take any failed student and rehabilitate them in that subject to a point where they understood it and could apply it and could continue study in that subject with no further difficulty. This I have done many times since 1973, using Mr. Hubbard’s Study Technology. —Educator, United Kingdom

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ithout reservation, I can say that the professionalism of the personnel, thoroughness of the training and the quality of the Applied Scholastics Achievement Program assisted our school in achieving the final product that was the best I have ever experienced. By focusing on identifying and repairing the academic deficiencies of underperforming fourth through sixth grade students, [our school] was recognized as a “Gold Star” school and selected as recipient of the Monsanto School of Excellence in Education Scholarship. —School Principal, U.S. tudy Technology is a new look. L. Ron Hubbard has been bold enough to assert that for any learning problem there is a workable solution. Thousands of people trained in his Study Technology know this is true and feel they now have in their hands the missing tool necessary for both comprehension and the ability to apply in any chosen field of study. —Professor of English, U.S.

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n my capacity as the reading consultant for the Danish government, I have dedicated my professional life to understanding how to ensure all students achieve a high level of literacy and thus success. After having witnessed firsthand the remarkable results of L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology, I believe it is the vital and strong foundation on which literacy can be built throughout the world. —Advisor, Ministry of Education, Denmark n this increasingly technological and ever-changing society, it is paramount that all students learn how to learn. Applied Scholastics programs accomplish this. Furthermore, the most salient feature of Applied Scholastics materials is that they promote self-regulated learning by allowing students to successfully overcome barriers to learning with little or no assistance from another person. —University Professor, U.S. PAREnTS

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ur son is currently being tutored by Applied Scholastics. Let me begin by saying what you do is awesome. I am a parent with a Masters Degree and numerous awards, but in 3 years of trying, I could not help my child understand what you have helped him obtain in less than 3 weeks. He began tutoring in early February and a week later was asking for more tutoring. To understand my excitement, you must understand that although my son is amazingly talented in other areas, academics posed a hardship for him. He is in the 5th grade but was reading at 2nd and 3rd grade level. No matter what method I tried, I could not help him. I felt like I had failed my child. Enter Applied Scholastics. I see a change in my son, not just academically but personally. There is an air of confidence he now holds. Life has opened up for him so much more. He could read before, but now he reads and understands. We have been blessed beyond belief. —Parent, U.S.

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confidence, was asking more questions and was looking forward to going to tutoring to learn. I decided to learn the techniques myself as I couldn’t believe how much my son had improved and I wanted to be able to pass this method of learning to my other children. The course is amazing and it works! My son has now finished his tutoring and the change in him just makes me so thankful for Applied Scholastics. This course does work and there is help for our children. —Parent, Australia STUdEnTS

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chool had been very difficult for me and I was just barely making a passing grade. I was always upset and frustrated. Then I did an Applied Scholastics course called Study Skills for Life. I never had so much drive and I have never been so excited about studying. After STUdy TECHnOLOgy quickly moves students doing that course and applying Study Technology, I enjoyed studying FROm AbSTRACT THEORy to REAL-LIFE USAgE. everything. I then did the Basic The information COnFIRmS what EdUCATORS know to Study Manual course and I moved be the bEST WAy OF LEARnIng And TEACHIng. faster than ever on my studies. Study Technology has given me the tools to make my dreams become reality. —High School Student, U.S.

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ith Study Technology, I am flabbergastingly quick at learning new things. One great example is when, in three days, after studying the definitions of the words used in programming websites for the Internet, I created an awesome website, which incorporated my writing ability and 3-D graphic artistry. I had no previous experience whatsoever with any type of programming prior to this endeavor. This school, with its truly workable Study Technology, really deserves an award. Believe me, I know. —High School Student, U.S. here are no words that can describe how I truly feel about this fantastic tutoring I have received. I had been looking for help since childhood, having been falsely diagnosed with a non-existent “learning disability” and not given any solutions or any hope. It has taken me 32 years to find Applied Scholastics. I have completed tutoring and am now half-way through the Learning How to Learn course. The tutoring and courses are just fantastic. You have taken away my darkness and given me light and hope. —Student, Australia

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THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS
CREATING A DRUG-FREE WORLD
A global comprehensive drug education and prevention campaign sponsored by the Church of Scientology

UNITED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
MAKING HUMAN RIGHTS A REALITY
An international public information campaign advancing the cause of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS
SOMETHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT
Bringing indiscriminate help, compassion and assistance to anyone, anywhere

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The Truth About Drugs: The largest nongovernmental drug information and prevention campaign is educating youth about drug abuse in 180 countries, used by over a thousand governmental, law enforcement and community organizations.

United for Human Rights: UHR is making human rights a global reality by teaching the importance of those rights to 100 million people annually across some 190 nations, with its publications, audiovisual presentations and Youth for Human Rights World Tour.

Volunteer Ministers Program: Providing indiscriminate help all over the world, this international corps of volunteers works alongside rescue workers and global volunteer agencies at major disaster sites, helping over 2 million people each year.

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CREATING A WORLD OF HONESTY, TRUST & SELF-RESPECT
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THE WAY TO HAPPINESS

ACHIEVING LITERACY AND EDUCATION

APPLIED SCHOLASTICS

NARCONON
SAVING LIVES FROM ADDICTION

Restoring values and integrity with the first nonreligious moral code based solely on common sense

A worldwide movement reverting the educational decline by bringing the technology of study to everyone
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An international drug rehabilitation program successful in ending drug addiction

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The Way to Happiness Foundation International: Working closely with schools, businesses and governments, the Foundation is raising moral standards worldwide with widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness. The result: calmer, safer communities.

Applied Scholastics International: Working with educators to conquer illiteracy and raise education standards worldwide, Applied Scholastics provides effective learning tools based on a revolutionary technology of study—tools employed in over 4,000 schools.

Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Centers: Saving lives from the drug crisis is the goal of this global network of some 50 drug rehabilitation facilities spanning five continents— with a success rate far above international averages.

Contact us
To find out more about the Church of Scientology, the global programs and campaigns it sponsors, how to order program materials or adopt any of these programs for broad implementation, please contact us at: PublicAffairs@ChurchofScientology.net For further information on Scientology visit: www.scientology.org Church of Scientology International 6331 Hollywood Boulevard, Suite 1200 Los Angeles, California 90028

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© 2012 All Rights Reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce selections from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard. Scientology is a trademark and service mark owned by Religious Technology Center and is used with its permission. Scientologist is a collective membership mark indicating membership in a Church and the Church membership services of the affiliated Churches and Missions of Scientology. Applied Scholastics, Narconon and the Narconon jumping man logo are trademarks and service marks owned by Association for Better Living and Education International and are used with its permission. The Way to Happiness is a trade mark owned by L. Ron Hubbard Library in the USA and in other countries (trademark registration issued and other registrations pending) and is used with permission. Printed in USA. C6793B

“AS MAN IS AS ABLE AS HE CAN LEARN AND KNOW, IT IS URGENT THAT A WORKABLE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY IS AVAILABLE TO HIM.”

L. RON HUBBARD

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