21st century reading skills


How to Solve an Adobe Reader That Cannot Print Documents

Portable Document Format (PDF) files let you share documents with others on a variety of platforms including Mac and Windows. Sometimes problems arise when printing PDF documents using Adobe Reader, including not all of the pages printing properly, pictures not printing, Adobe Reader not being able to access your printer and the PDF file not […]



How to Read a Civil Scale Ruler

As engineers are designing roads, topographical structures and water mains, they use scales (size reduction) to transfer the design concept to a manageable size set of drawings that provide two- or three-dimensional representation of the project. Civil or engineer rulers (scales) refer to the tools that engineers and plan reviewers use to measure these projects […]



How to read a web page using Python

This will show you how to read a web page from a python script given a URL. Install the python builder from here. It is free. http://www.python.org/download/releases/2.5.2/ After you have installed Python you can run it from the start menu Python 2.5 – IDLE (Python GUI) Once the application opens, it looks like notepad. Select […]



How to Learn to Speak English at Home

To learn to speak English at home, the non-native speaker must do three things: listen to English, read English and speak English. This can be accomplished with tools available in your home. Books, television, radio and the Internet provide virtually endless opportunities to listen to, read and speak English. Immerse yourself in the language at […]



How to Set Up an RSS Feed

Setting up an RSS feed is an incredibly powerful way to share your website or blog’s content with new and loyal readers. Many online publishing platforms incorporate a method of publishing an RSS feed; if your site doesn’t, use a third-party option to set up your RSS feed. Google FeedBurner, FeedBeater and Feedity all provides […]



Which Font Is Easiest to Read on Paper?

In printing and publishing, the word “font” refers to the typeface used to create printed characters. A font is selected to provide readability and to relay information through the text. There are two types of fonts: serif and sans serif. Types Serif is a typography term used to describe the ornamentation on characters. Serifs appear […]



How to Read a PDF File on a Mobile Phone

Adobe PDFs (Portable Document Format) are a common way to display and exchange information over several platforms and mediums including e-mail, web sites and even mobile phones. More than 250 million PDF documents are printed, stored and transmitted around the world with ease. You can read PDFs on many makes and models of mobile phones […]



My GE Refrigerator Thermistor Has a Bad Ohm Reading

GE refrigerators use thermistors to monitor temperature in order to keep refrigerator compartments at certain temperatures. A malfunctioning thermistor will prevent your GE refrigerator from cycling properly and can cost you money or ruin your food over time. The easiest way to test a thermistor is with an ohmmeter, which measures the electrical resistance of […]



How to Use Reading Aloud to Learn a Foreign Language

As a language teacher, I believe reading aloud should be used more in foreign language learning. Whether you are learning English as a second language or another language, reading aloud is a simple way to learn faster and better. And it is easy to do by yourself, in your own home! Reading aloud can help […]



My Computer Won’t Read My SD Card

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are small devices that make it convenient to store information. However, much like other memory devices, they can malfunction, causing them to be unreadable on the computer. This occurs when the files become corrupted due to viruses or the SD card has been incorrectly removed from a device. Fortunately, you […]



How to Read an EKG Strip

An electrocardiogram is a painless medical procedure that takes a measurement of your heartbeat that your doctor can use to analyze your heart’s health. An electrocardiogram will produce an EKG strip, which measures the electrical activity of your heart. Have your doctor administer an EKG. The results of the test will be immediately available on […]



How to Use the Nook E-Reader

When you have an e-reader in hand, you can quite literally carry around an entire library’s worth of information. The Nook e-reader, produced by Barnes & Noble, provides you with access to the many e-books available for sale in the Barnes & Noble online store. When you initially power up your Nook, ensure that you […]



Reading Comprehension Test Tips

Reading comprehension is an important aspect of academic ability and is a common section on standardized tests such as the SAT, GMAT, GRE and LSAT. Reading comprehension test sections typically involve reading a passage on a certain subject and then answering several questions based on the passage. Following these tips helps you prepare and improves […]