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You have now successfully enrolled and are almost ready to begin your first step in an exciting and practical learning process. This course will provide you with effective tools to use in your life.

This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of study and exercises for you to do. And since the entire course is self-contained from within your personal logon, you can simply log in at any time to progress through your assignments to full completion.

Important Note

In doing this course, be very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he has gone past a word he did not understand. More

Important Note

In doing this course, be very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he has gone past a word he did not understand.

The confusion or inability to understand or learn comes AFTER a word you did not know the meaning of. It might not only be the new and unusual words that you did not understand.

One of the most important facts in the whole subject of study is that you must never go past a word that you do not understand.

In every subject that you took up and then left incomplete, you will find that there were words that you read but you did not know what they meant.

So while doing this course be very, very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand.

If what you are studying becomes confusing or you can’t seem to understand it, there will be a WORD just earlier that you have not understood.

Don’t go any further, but go back to BEFORE you got into trouble and find the word you did not fully understand. Wherever you see a word that is underlined, you can click on it and it will immediately give you the meaning of that word.

As you go through the course, you can also click on the menu at the top of each course page where it says “Glossary” (which is a list of words and what they mean) and it will take you to a list of words used in the course and give you the meaning of each.

If you cannot find the word you are looking for listed in the glossary, get a simple dictionary and look up its meaning there.

Welcome to the Technology of Study Online Course

Technology means the methods of application of an art or science—a way of doing something, as opposed to just knowing about the art or science itself.

With Study Technology, you will learn how to actually do and be successful at study.

And you have to know how to study to be successful in life. If you can’t study, you can’t learn and if you can’t learn, you will never improve. And without improvement, you won’t find too much success in what you do.

But if you know and can apply the technology of study, you can be increasingly successful, improve your financial security and be happy in whatever you are doing.

The world continues to advance with new inventions, new ways to do things and faster, more effective and efficient methods of accomplishing goals. These developments happen all over the world, every day.

Just to keep pace and stay up with new discoveries in the world, you have to be able to study and learn.

Study Technology, developed by L. Ron Hubbard, is an exact, workable technology that has helped millions become more successful in life.

Important Note

In doing this course, be very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand. The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he has gone past a word he did not understand. More

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Removing the First Block to Learning

The first block (something that prevents progress) that can prevent you from becoming a successful student in any subject is the willingness to know.

That is the first gate that has to be opened to begin any study because if that gate remains closed, it will prevent you from understanding whatever you are trying to learn. You must be willing to learn and find out about things you do not know.

If you study a subject when you think you already know all about it, you will run into trouble. Instead of studying it to learn something new, and understanding it, you will get into such things as trying to learn the facts word for word without understanding them. You can get into memorizing them so you don’t forget them and other odd things like that. None of these systems or ways of doing things add up to any knowledge and they don’t make you more capable.

To be able to study a subject, you have to be willing to study it to find out what there is to be learned.

If you start a study with the idea that you already know about that subject and think you know everything there is to know about it, studying it would be a waste of time. Why waste your time pretending you are studying something that you decided you already knew all about? If you do this, you can make the whole subject of study difficult.

This doesn’t mean you should ignore the things you do know that are valuable. It takes a bit of judgment to be able to look over a subject and know what you know and know what you don’t know about it. But it can be done.

You can say to yourself, “Well, there are parts of this I don’t know anything about and I will have to look into it and study what there is to know about it.” When you can do this, you have overcome the first obstacle to learning.

What it boils down to is this: Your ability to learn depends on a willingness to learn.

And: The biggest single block to learning is your decision that you already know all about it.

This is the door you have got to crack open.

And once you have cracked that door open, you can learn anything from there on, with the use of Study Technology.

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