advanced reading and writing


How to Read the Leaderboard in Golf

Golf is game of numbers. Lots of numbers. This becomes evident when looking at a golf tournament leaderboard. There are all kinds of information posted on a leaderboard, informing the audience exactly of what is happening on the golf course at any given moment. Not all leaderboards look the same, and some include statistics that […]



How to Make a Closet into a Reading Nook

Many people enjoy curling up in a cozy space to read a new novel, learn about current events from a newspaper or expand their knowledge on a favorite hobby or pastime through a magazine. A place free from distractions and tucked away from the general hubbub of home life can make reading even more enjoyable. […]



How to Read a Tile Flooring Box

Tile manufacturers don’t just put their name and the color of the tile on the box. They also provide a wide variety of information on their boxes and shipping labels to help consumers make purchasing decisions about their product. Understanding what information is provided, and how it can affect your tile installation can help you […]



How to Check Coil Packs With a Voltage Meter

A faulty coil may fire intermittently, produce a weak spark or kill a cylinder completely. Coils are sensitive to heat and may produce an intermittent problem if their internal components become weak. Once the winding inside weakens or breaks, the problem is irreversible. However, you can test the coil pack on your car using a […]



What Is a Microfiche Reader?

To understand a microfiche reader, you must understand what microfiche is. Microfiche is a storage medium, similar to microfilm. It is a collection of single sheets of film, filled with tiny images of documents or reports that must be read using a special piece of equipment called a microfiche reader. Microfiche was widely used by […]



How do I Get Wilson Certified?

The Wilson Reading System (WRS) is a highly structured multi-sensory language program based on the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading. Orton-Gillingham reinforces learning by having the student listen, speak, read and write simultaneously. The Wilson Reading System has been shown to be effective with students who have language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia. The program has […]



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 […]



How to Read Road Map Directional Signs

At first glance, a road map looks a mass of arrows, letters, numbers, symbols and lines and it is to understand that many people find them daunting. Nonetheless, they are actually quite easy to learn. We just need to know how to read these indicators and what they mean. Locate the large arrow at the […]



How To Read an Airline Ticket

Airline tickets have a language all their own. They are covered in codes meant to convey information to airline personnel. Most of it is gibberish to everyone else. While the things printed on airline tickets are confusing, they are not secret. If you know what to look for, it is easy to read an airline […]



How to Use RSS Feeds

RSS feeds provide any user of the Web with a way of easily storing and finding their favorite websites and blogs, making bookmarking much easier and totally web-based. By using an RSS reader, everything you store is web-based and can be opened from any computer. Open a free account with any one of a number […]



How To Read an Ultrasound

Ultrasound is a very challenging imaging modality to comprehend. Sonograms are two-dimensional, grayscale images. Ultrasound waves are sent into the body in pulses. Before another pulse is sent, the time lapsed since the last pulse and the intensity of the returning sound waves (bouncing off of tissues) are used to form an image. Ultrasound waves […]



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 […]



High School Reading List of British Authors

The influence of British authors on American culture is undeniable. Some predate the country by centuries, paving the way for and influencing contemporary American men and women of letters. A smattering of British authors made their way onto the high school reading list for the Common Core Standards, adopted in most states as of 2014. […]



How to Read Industrial Wiring Diagrams

Learning to read industrial wiring diagrams can help ensure that you don’t make a costly mistake when dealing with industrial electronics. Industrial wiring diagrams use slightly different symbols than ordinary wiring diagrams. The symbols within a wiring diagram indicate which components should be placed in which positions, and are therefore vital to the correct functioning […]



How to Work as a Psychic Reader

Becoming a psychic reader is a great way to make money on a flexible schedule. Some people are gaining confidence and respect for the art of divination, while others enjoy psychic readings simply as a form of entertainment. Either way, you can enjoy doing readings as part-time work or make it your career. Read on […]



How to Read Sports Lines

In sports, the “line” on a game reflects an oddsmaker’s prediction not only of the outcome on the field, but also of the “action” on the game among bettors. Lines are set up in an attempt to get a roughly equal amount of money bet on both sides of each game, so that the sports […]



How to Improve Your Reading Speed

Whether you want to read faster for school or for work, there are simple and effective reading strategies that can help you read more quickly and improve your comprehension of the material. An average reading speed is about 250 to 350 words per minute. By applying speed reading strategies, you can increase this rate to […]