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How to Write Critical Reviews of Journal Articles

Writing a critical review of an article published in a scholarly journal is a common assignment for students enrolled in a higher education course. While many students equate the word “critical” with “negative,” this is not necessarily the case; it simply means the review should be objective and examine both the negative and positive aspects […]



How to Read a Vernier Scale on the Theodolite

Perhaps you have seen a team of surveyors decked out in their orange vests along the roadside viewing the land through what looks like a telescope. That telescope is actually a theodolite, a tool used to measure angles that is not exclusive to surveying crews. Since the 17th century, theodolites have been the primary tool […]



How to Read a .Lit File on a Mac

LIT files are Microsoft files written for the company’s Microsoft Reader. Unfortunately, Microsoft Reader is not available for Mac computers. If you have received a LIT file from a Windows user, you will need another type of software to read it. There are several options available for Mac users, each with advantages and disadvantages. Read […]



How to Decorate a School Library

A visit to the school library is one of the only times a student ventures beyond the classroom during the school day. Therefore, the library provides an opportunity for students to have a learning experience that differs from traditional studies. Decorations are one way to make this special library time a positive, memorable experience. A […]



How to Read Codes in a PT Cruiser

You can save yourself time and money by reading your Chrysler PT Cruiser’s codes right from your home garage. The PT Cruiser comes with an On Board Diagnostics (OBD) computer that reads and stores the trouble codes sent to it from sensors positioned throughout the vehicle. These codes can be read right from the vehicle […]



How to Read Clothes Labels for Care Instructions

It’s so disappointing to ruin a nice clothing item in the wash. The best way to avoid ruining your clothing is to read the clothing labels and taking care of the clothes according to the label. Here is a guide for reading clothes labels for care instructions. Most clothing labels will have written instructions and […]



The Average Words Per Minute Reading Speed

A reader’s average reading speed per minute depends on the age, education level and the fluency level of the individual. Fluency refers to the ability of an individual to read quickly and to accurately comprehend written materials. Reading Development If a student starts reading early, her average reading speed per minute will increase with age. […]



How to Read a W-2

Employers are required to file a Form W-2 for each employee who earns more than $600 for services performed during the year. This government form reports the employee’s annual wages and any taxes withheld, and is used for annual tax filing purposes. The IRS requires that employers distribute a copy of Form W-2 to each […]



How to Read Measurements on a Dress Shirt

Men’s shirt sizing isn’t always clear cut, especially when you’re used to looking simply for small, medium or large. Knowing your measurements takes the guess work out of shirt shopping and helps you find the right fit every time. Breaking Down the Numbers Dress-shirt sizing typically features two numbers that represent key measurements. Neck Size […]



How to Read a Glass Thermometer To Check Body Temperature

Daniel Fahrenheit invented the glass thermometer, which contains mercury, to measure body temperature. On one end of the thermometer there is a silver colored bulb containing the mercury. When the mercury is warmed by body heat, it rises in a tube within the glass thermometer. To learn how to read a glass thermometer, check the […]



How to Read Bar Codes Manually

The Uniform Code Council (UCC) generates bar codes known as Universal Product Codes (UPCs) for product identification. Bar codes keep track of inventory and pricing. Manually reading bar codes is possible when you understand what the numbers represent. Study the bar code. The first digit indicates the type of product. Digits 2 through 6 are […]



How to Read an Amortization Table

Amoritzation tables are used to show the progress of a loan. Amortization tables are most often associated with mortgages. Being able to read an amortization table will help you to understand the amount of your payment the goes towards paying down the principal of the loan and the amount that goes towards paying the interest […]



How to Read Music Notes for Beginners

Learning how to read music is a skill that can be acquired at almost any age. While advanced music can be quite complex, it is built upon a foundation of simple principles. Knowing the basics of note reading and rhythmic notation will unlock limitless musical possibilities. With practice, reading music can become as comfortable as […]