building college reading skills


How to Find a Job Proofreading Books

Proofreading involves reading texts to find and correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and fact. Proofreaders must have excellent language and research skills, pay close attention to detail and work under deadline pressures. Many book publishers hire proofreaders on a part-time or freelance basis to work from home. According to payscale.com, proofreaders make between $10 […]



How to Read What Ton AC Unit I Have

Within an air conditioner a specific substance known as a refrigerant is changed between gaseous and liquid states by applying pressure changes within a sealed system. This process is called refrigeration. Refrigeration capacity is measured by how much heat can be moved within a given period of time. One unit of measure for this capacity […]



How to Read .Txt Files With Kindle

The Kindle e-book reader is the best-selling product on Amazon.com, the website that created the Kindle. Users can choose from thousands of books, magazines and other items to purchase and download to the Kindle directly from Amazon’s Kindle store. Kindle owners aren’t limited to documents purchased from the Kindle store, however; documents in certain file […]



How to Read a Restaurant Wine List

Gone are the days of matching your wine to food. Wine now is all about liking the taste. Many restaurants now have gone to what is called a Progressive wine list. This type of list categorizes wines by type or flavor rather than by price or by grape variety or wine origin. This article will […]



How to Read a Humminbird Fish Finder

Humminbird fish finders are a popular type of fish finder and help fishermen and other recreational boaters determine what is in the water beneath them. These fish finders show the bottom of the lake, river, or reservoir, as well as fish, debris, and other items that are in the water. In addition, Humminbirds give information […]



How to Read a Machinist Ruler

A machinist ruler is an important piece of equipment for mechanics and others who need exacting measurements. Though the machinist ruler may appear to be very much like other rulers, the number of increments between inches or centimeters allow it to be read with a much higher degree of accuracy than standard rulers which don’t […]



How to Write a Thesis Statement for a Literary Analysis Essay

A literary analysis essay discusses a particular aspect of a work of literature. It essentially presents an argument or an interpretation about that work. Developing a clear, concise thesis for a literary analysis essay is highly important in guiding the reader through the essay and expressing your interpretation of the work. There is much preliminary […]



How to Calculate MPH by Reading Your Tachometer

A tachometer is a piece of equipment which measures the rotational speed — specifically, revolutions per minute or RPM — of a rotating disk, such as a car tire. Although RPM speed figures can sometimes be useful, more people will be able to understand and use their miles per hour equivalents. With this in mind, […]



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 Read Illegible Handwriting

Transcribing notes from meetings, making corrections to reports and returning phone calls at work are tasks that take enough time without having to decipher a co-worker’s illegible handwriting on top of it. Use these strategies to help read the words even when the person isn’t around to help you translate them. Find words through out […]



How to Read French Horn Music

The French horn is an instrument that belongs to the brass family. The horn consists of coiled brass tubing and is played with one hand in the bell of the instrument. Learning to read music for the French horn is a matter of learning standard musical notation. While most music for the French horn is […]



How to Read a Carpenter Square

A carpenter’s square, also called a framing square, is a versatile instrument for laying out stair stringers, roof rafters and determining angles, among other duties. Usually made from aluminum or steel, carpenter’s squares are etched with tables and numbers that go beyond a simple ruler. These tables are quick references that save builders time by […]



How to Read Expiration Dates on Food Packaging

There are so many dates on food labels that it is often challenging for a consumer to read them. The sell by date is the date that the product needs to be pulled of the shelf of the store. The best if used by date is the date that the manufacturer recommends eating the product […]



How to Read a Digital Multimeter Ohm Scale

A digital multimeter can be used to measure voltage, amperage and resistance. Resistance values are measured in ohms, thousands-of-ohms, and millions-of-ohms. The reading on a multimeter display will depend upon which measurement type is selected on the multimeter’s selection dial. Using a few simple steps will give you an understandable reading on the meter’s digital […]



How to Read ASCII Files in MS Word

The acronym ASCII, which stands for the American Standard Code for Information Interchange, encodes a set of characters. The basic ASCII set includes letters of the English alphabet of as well as other symbols, such as an exclamation mark or comma. In fact, the ASCII files are actually text files. Such files may have a […]



How to Read a MRI

MRI stand for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. MRIs offer an excellent look at the anatomy and tissues inside a person’s body, with a level of detail that is far better than other methods such as X-rays or ultrasound. One advantage of an MRI is that it is able to take many images from different areas, as […]



How to Read an Imperial Ruler

An imperial ruler is a measuring device that allows for the taking of imperial measurements precisely, down to 1/64th of an inch. To achieve these precise measurements, though, you’ll need to know how to read the ruler correctly. There are markings on the ruler to make it easy to do so, and once you know […]



How to Read an Architecture Ruler

Reading an architecture ruler is easy once you understand why it looks different from a standard ruler. Architects are used to working from drawings or blueprints that are reduced in scale. In other words, one foot in reality is reduced to 1/4 inches in order to make the image fit on the page. An architect, […]



How to Improve a Score on the Critical Reading of the SAT

The critical reading section of the SAT makes up a third of every student’s total SAT score. The section includes 67 multiple-choice questions about vocabulary, literary comprehension and extended reasoning. Although improving an undesirable score on the critical reading section can be challenging, it is possible with the help of a few important strategies. Understand […]



Eye Tests for Reading Glasses

Optometrists and ophthalmologists check your near vision with several basic eye tests. The exam for reading glasses only takes about a half hour to an hour. If you need a near correction, when the testing is complete you will have a written prescription for eyeglasses that will help you better see small print and fine […]