Course Overview
The Technology of Study Course

Consider this for a moment: in all your schooling, did anyone ever teach you how to study something?

Today, people are graduating school unable to read or write at a level adequate to hold a job or deal with life. It is a huge problem. It is not that subjects cannot be learned; what isn’t taught is how to learn. It is the missing step in all education.

L. Ron Hubbard filled this gaping hole by supplying the first and only technology of how to study. He discovered the laws on which learning is based and developed workable methods for anyone to apply. He called this subject “Study Technology.”

This technology provides an understanding of the basics of learning and supplies exact ways to overcome all the pitfalls one can encounter during study.

Study Technology is not speed-reading or memory tricks. These have not been proven to raise one’s ability to comprehend what was studied or to raise literacy. Study Technology enables one to comprehend a studied subject so one can then apply it.

Contained herein is only a small portion of the entire body of Study Technology developed by Mr. Hubbard. Regardless, this brief overview contains fundamentals which you can use to study more effectively. With this technology, you can learn any subject, and so can anyone else.

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Course Details

Ease of Study

This course is laid out in a step-by-step manner, with a sequence of reading assignments, essays and practical exercises.

Before you begin, you create your own personal account on the Volunteer Ministers website. Once logged in, the online program will guide you through each step of the course to full completion, with all course materials provided from within the Volunteer Ministers website.

Length of Course

6 to 7 hours. You may, however, do the course at your own pace. In other words, it is not timed. The course is our service to you, free of charge.


Booklet: The Technology of Study

or The Scientology Handbook

Your course materials are also integrated within the online course. In other words, once logged on, you may read the materials from within the online course program as you do each step. We do, however, recommend that you download for free or purchase the booklet, to review and refer to when you are not logged into the course program.


Through the length of your course, you will receive supervision from your personal online course supervisor, who will help to ensure you understand and achieve the maximum benefit from the course materials. The end result is that you are fully able to apply the data contained therein. If you have any further questions, contact us here.


Each assignment you turn in will be graded by your course supervisor. In the event that any of your assignments need correction, your supervisor will send them back to you, with direction on what to review and correct.

Course Completion

Upon completion of The Technology of Study Course, you will receive a hardcopy certificate by mail.


The services of our online courses are always available to you. If at any time you need assistance with your course assignments, do not hesitate to contact your online course supervisor, whom you can reach using the 'Need help?' button in your online course program.

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Success Stories

“Before doing the The Technology of Study Course, I had difficulty learning new things. While on the course, I learned what was stopping me from being able to learn. These barriers to study: Absence of Mass, Too Steep a Gradient, and The Misunderstood Word are so easy to overlook.

“But if they are easy to overlook, they are just as powerful in solving the mystery of why I couldn't understand some of my previous studies. It wasn't until after I learned of these barriers and their remedies that I began to get any understanding of what I was learning. But even more so, when I started to use these methods for real, my inability to learn anything new was totally blown away.

“I don't think there is anything I can't learn now. This stuff should be taught in schools everywhere. It could very well solve all our education problems!” – D.T.

“The topic of the barriers to study has helped me so much. It has sharpened my mind and given me more desire to study. And it has helped me to clear all the barriers which hinder me from continuing with my studies.

“The misunderstood word: This topic has challenged me a lot. Now I know how to deal with the difficult words, how to clear them and continue with my studies. Through this, I will help many people who are in the situation of feeling they need to drop a subject or lesson.

“Basic word clearing: This has been a big success for me because when I read this, I was very encouraged. Many people who are struggling in study are under this category of yawning or sleeping while reading. Through this section of the course, I was able to overcome that situation and I will help many people in their future.

“Overall, this has been a great course which is important to many people, especially students or those who are learning.” – C.S.

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Why Do This Course?

Trouble with school?

Have you ever wondered why you have difficulty learning new things at work? Do you have a shelf full of books you never finished?

Too many students graduate from school and college unable to put to use what they’ve learned in school. It’s not that they’re stupid or that their teachers didn’t know how to teach.

More than likely it traces back to the one thing missing from most educations—learning how to learn in the first place. We all went to school, yet isn’t it odd that no one taught us how to study?

This information can help anyone improve their ability to learn. You will learn the barriers that lie between you and your education. And you’ll learn how to overcome them.

This technology will enable you to pursue any subject with skill and confidence.

On the free online course, The Technology of Study, find out:

  • The first requisite for successful learning
  • The single most important barrier to learning and how to handle it
  • How to study a subject so you are able to apply what you learn
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