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How to Read ISBN Numbers

An ISBN number is an International Standard Book Number. The ISBN is a unique identifying number for published books, cassettes, videos, DVDs and software. The ISBN identifies the publisher, the region where the publisher is located and the work that is published. An ISBN for a publication prior to 2007 would be a 10-digit number […]



How to Read a 275-Gallon Heating Oil Tank Gauge

One of the most common sizes of home heating oil tanks is 275 gallons. These are typically the oval tanks with two flat ends, standing on four short steel legs. Knowing how much oil is in the tank assures you have a steady source of heat during the cold winter months. A mechanical float-style gauge […]



How to Read a Jeweler’s Ring Sizer

Jewelers have two different ways to identify the size of a person’s ring finger. There is the ring sizer and the graduated ring mandrel. The purpose of both is to find the perfect ring size. A perfectly fitted ring is one that the person wearing it is completely unaware of. Figuring out the ideal ring […]



How to Evaluate Writing Readability in Microsoft Word

How readable is your writing? To make your writing more useful to your readers, you can check the readability level of your writing with a simple Microsoft Word tool. This tool measures your document’s readability by assigning it what is called a Flesch-Kincaid score. Open Microsoft Word. Click Tools and select Options. In the dialogue […]



How to Read a Soil Texture Triangle Chart

Soil texture, which refers to the relative proportion of mineral particles of various sizes in soil, is among the most important soil characteristics. Texture influences water-holding capacity, drainage, aeration, organic matter content and other properties. A common soil science and agricultural tool, the soil texture triangle uses the percentages of sand, silt and clay in […]



How to Read the Pressure on a Car Air Conditioner

A car air conditioner is a complicated component system of your vehicle. Although it does not affect the overall operation of a car, the air conditioning unit plays an important role in the level of comfort you experience while driving in extremely warm temperatures. The air conditioner does impact and communicate with other systems in […]



How to Read Email Using VBA

Knowing how to read email through a Microsoft Access application using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) can help you make applications more user-friendly. Microsoft Access is a relational database management system often used for small, local databases. Outlook is an email management system included in the Microsoft Office suite. VBA is a computer programming language. […]



How to Read Baseball Signals

Some baseball signs are obvious, such as an umpire’s safe and out signs or the third base coach’s arms waving wildly in a circle telling the base runner to make a run for home plate. Other signs are not as clear. Paul Dickson, author of "The Hidden Language of Baseball," estimates that in any given […]



How to Read an XML From a Web Service

You can write a web service that will read XML data. In fact, XML is the native format for web services in ASP.NET, which is what gives applications on other frameworks (e.g., Java, PHP and so forth) the ability to communicate with each other. The System.XML classes in ASP.NET make it simple to instantiate a […]



How to Fix a PS3 That Is Not Reading Game Disks

Turning on your Sony PS3 just to find out that it no longer reads discs can be one of the most frustrating experiences for a gamer. If your system is still under warranty, you can easily send it back to Sony for free repair under most circumstances. If the system is not under warranty, however, […]



How to Read Motorcycle Tire Sizes

Keeping good tires on your motorcycle is one of the main safety precautions you can take. If anything is wrong with either of your tires, you could end up in a serious accident. Putting the right tire on your motorcycle is just as important as maintaining your motorcycle tire. There are a variety of numbers […]



How to Read the SYS DIA Pulse

Personal blood pressure monitors allow you to check your blood pressure at any given time. When you use one of these monitors to check your blood pressure, the monitor displays two numbers. One of these numbers measures your systolic pressure, which is the pressure in the arteries when the heart beats, and one measures your […]



How to Read New Electric Meters

Traditional electric meters display turning dials or spinning discs which measure kilowatt-hours, or KWh, and are interpreted by reading each dial or disc separately, with each representing units of Watts in thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. New electrical meters simply present the total kilowatt-hours used by the customer on a digital display, not unlike an […]



How to Get Paid for Reading Books

Reading books is a relaxing hobby, but it’s also an ideal way to earn money. Most jobs that involve reading books also require writing assignments or related proofreading tasks. Some employees who read books as part of their daily responsibilities work for companies or agencies, while others outsource their services as freelance agents. As a […]



How to Read Honda Check Engine Codes

The check engine codes on your Honda are generated by the vehicle’s electronic control unit, or ECU. The ECU generates and stores these codes until they are retrieved and cleared from the system. When a code is generated, the check engine light on your dash will light up. These codes normally refer to a problem […]



How to Read a Stopwatch

There are two main types of stopwatches, the traditional non-digital watch with a large hand that circles the clock in a clockwise motion and more modern digital clocks that typically show readout times up to one-hundredths of a second. Depending on which clock you use you’ll want to know how to read them. Reading a […]



How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV

How to Read Your Form 1099-DIV. Many investors who receive dividend income are confused by the way this income is broken down on the 1099-DIV form. This article explains how to interpret the numbers in each of the commonly used boxes on this form. Look at box 1a of your 1099-DIV. This box is labeled […]



How to Improve College Reading Skills

When they start college students often feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading they are expected to do¡ªand many stay that way throughout their college career. That¡¯s unfortunate because there are methods to improve college reading skills that make it easier and faster to handle the load. If you want to improve college reading g […]



How to Speed-Read

Since so much of what we do involves reading, it’s natural to want to read as quickly and efficiently as possible. By practicing a few simple techniques, you can actually do a rather speedy job of learning to speed-read. Assess Your Current Reading Skills Choose two consecutive pages of material that is new but similar […]