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Each student uses a point system in study to show his or her production and progress through the materials. As the student goes along he or she keeps track of the Student Points. When he completes reading a section or chapter or other study action he quickly adds up how many Student Points he has made and notes them on a piece of paper. At the end of the study period he adds up the total Points and gives the total to the supervisor.

He also keeps a Graph. An example is the illustration. The Graph shows his production daily for comparison. The total Points for each day is what is graphed. With one glance at the Graph the supervisor can see if the student is progressing well or needs help.

The Student Points and the Graph system are essentially indicators. They tell the supervisor, the twin, and the student himself if something needs to be looked at more closely. The system shows if the student's study production is higher or lower than the day and days before. 

Any such point system is not 100% faultless. It should not be taken completely literally. What causes the Graph to go up or down needs to be understood before any correction is made. 

The Points given for practical assignments usually result in a higher Point total than theory assignments.  This is built into the system to emphasize demonstrations and practical application. 

If the total daily points suddenly goes up or way down the supervisor or the student himself should investigate and find out the reason for the change and correct it.


Example of Student Point Graph. The points scale is marked in the left margin. Each vertical line marks a day. You add up your Points for the day, find the date on the Graph (along the bottom line) and mark the total by going up to the correct height. The dots are then connected. 

The Points scale to the left can be scaled differently. The supervisor can help with that. If there is a larger difference between each 50 points the curve will be more up-and-down. The important point is to scale the graph so the changes in production show up clearly. 


The Points scale in the left margin has to be realistic. A very productive day should bring the curve near the top of the scale. An average day should show the curve in the middle. It should be scaled so the curve stays on the graph.


Thus the Point System is a tool for finding and evaluating better study habits. This may include reorganizing one's priorities concerning getting through the course.  The purpose of doing a course is not to score Student Points alone. It is to understand and be able to apply the materials. The Point System is however very useful as it helps students keep going and to take pride in their production. This adds up to getting through the materials and being able to apply them.

Here is the list of Point Values used in this course. Before being allowed to count Points for anything the student has to make sure he really understands what he has studied or did a practical assignment to an honest result:


Study Assignment

Student Points
Written materials per page - 0-rated   
Written materials per page - * rated    5
Written electronic materials per 5 Kb - 0 rated    3
Written electronic materials per 5 Kb - * rated    5
MU from materials found and cleared 1
Keywords (on checksheet) cleared  3
Demo done per checksheet 3
Demo done, not on checksheet 1
Clay demo per checksheet 25
Tape or video, per minute of tape, 0-rated 1
* rated Tape or video. As 0-rated + bonus - per tape 15
Essay per checksheet 10
Coaching another student Same points as student
Word Clearing M3 on other student, per word found 3
Word Clearing M9 on other student, per word found 3
Twin check-out (not coaching), whether pass or flunk 5
Written Exam passed 200
Attesting to theory or practical section 100
Practical, not otherwise covered, per hour 60


Comments: "Per printed page" is counted for any page started. 3 1/2 page counts as 4 pages as the 4th page is started. (The student is only allowed to split the page and count the same page twice if it contains more than one checksheet item).
The same system applies for for electronic pages. If the student studies the manual in web format there are no pages that easily can be counted. Instead the student goes by the size of the text file. (The  file size in web format does not include pictures. If the file size would include the Kb size of the pictures the system should be modified). In web format (HTML) a page is set to 5 Kb. 17 Kb would count as 4 electronic pages. (17 divided by 5 = 3 + a bit).

There is a Student Point System in Full in the Supervisor Section which is mainly used in studying other Clearbird publications.



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