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How to Read Civil Grades & Elevations

Civil engineers must sometimes execute plans that reference a particular elevation. For example, a plan might require an engineer to build a wall up to a certain elevation, and no higher. The engineer relies upon several pieces of equipment to calculate elevations to ensure his team executes the plan correctly. The grade rod is a […]



How to Convert Bifocals to Single Vision

Around the age of 40, most people begin to notice fine print is more difficult to read, according to the University of Michigan’s Kellogg Eye Center. Bifocals are lenses that have two types of vision correction, also called power: one for distance and another for helping to see better up close. A bifocal prescription is […]



How to Read Contact Lens Power

Reading contact lens prescriptions can be daunting; understanding them can be more so. With a little help, you can read the power of your contacts, and understand what it means, to help you become better informed. [IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/640/cme/photography.prod.demandstudios.com/59b3651d-5e85-45d4-882a-31f18da7a540.jpg [/IMG] (Rachel Prodigalidad/Demand Media) Things You’ll Need Prescription label on contact lens box Contact lens power chart […]



How to Read Spanish Tarot Cards

A form of divination in antiquity, tarot cards provide you with an amusing way to foretell the future, or at the least impress friends and guests. Spanish tarot cards do not differ from standard tarot cards except for the fact that they are in Spanish. This makes reading them difficult only due to the language […]



How to Read Flute Sheet Music

The flute is a wind instrument that is widely used in bands, ensembles and orchestras. Solo flute music is popular due to its sweet soprano tones. A solo flautist can select from a large repertoire of music, from classical to modern. Each piece has its own guidelines for phrasing, dynamics and tempo. Beginners and professionals […]



How to Read a Pet Scan Report

A positron-emissions tomography or PET scan is an X-ray that can find cancer, determine how advanced it is and examine the effectiveness of treatment. If an X-ray detects a spot in a lung, a PET scan determines if surgeries, biopsies or other treatments are needed. PET scans use radioactive tracers attached to glucose to discover […]



How to Improve a Low Carbon Dioxide Reading

A low carbon dioxide reading in the body can cause anxiety, vision problems, blackouts, muscle cramps and dizziness. The body’s carbon dioxide concentration reading measures the amount of carbon dioxide in the bloodstream, with an expected normal reading of 40 mmHg. Physical conditions alter this normal state, creating alkalinity in the blood if this concentration […]



How to Read Grain Direction in Wood

Whenever you are cutting, sanding, painting or staining wood, knowing the direction in which the grain of the wood travels is vital to success. Performing any of these tasks against the grain of the wood will create an uneven, rough and unattractive finish that will mar the surface of whatever you intend to use the […]



How to Read an XLA File

A file with the file extension XLA is a Microsoft Excel add-in file. XLA files are normally invisible to the user, except for the added functionality provided by the files. However, you can read an XLA file from within the Excel application, and can also convert an Excel workbook into an XLA add-in file, then […]



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 an Old Mac Floppy in a PC

Floppy disks are long-forgotten relics of an earlier computing age, but many Mac users who have moved on to PCs still have data stored on them they’d like to recover. You need more than just a floppy disk drive to read a Mac floppy disk–a special Mac-to-PC program must be installed on the Windows computer […]



How to Read Music on Viola Clef

Many people know how to read music in treble clef (G clef) and bass clef (F clef). Yet many people are unfamiliar with Viola Clef (or C Clef). Viola (pronounced Vee-ola) is the middle instrument of the Violin family. The viola looks like a violin. It is bigger than a violin, but smaller than a […]



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 Train Schedules

The complexity of reading train schedules should lessen as the ability to comprehend arrival and departure times, local and express stops and gate information increases. Although somewhat challenging, familiarizing yourself with the basic format of a train schedule will help you travel practically anywhere in your region. Locate the time you wish to depart the […]



How to Read a Road Map

While technology is increasing at such a fast pace that many new cars now have installed GPS units–which tell you how to get from point A to point B–many travelers, either through preference or necessity, still rely on road maps to navigate a trip. It is not difficult to read a road map, nor will […]



What Is a Normal Pulse Oximetry Reading?

A pulse oximeter is a medical device that indirectly measures levels of hypoxia. The device senses levels of oxygen saturation in arterial blood using spectral analysis, along with pulse rate. Generally, oximeters are accurate in measuring oxygen saturation between 70 and 100 percent. Significance A pulse oximeter is a medical device that measures levels of […]



How to Annotate a Text for Understanding

Whether you’re reading for pleasure or in preparation for a class, diligent annotation helps heighten your understanding of the text immeasurably. Many writers rely on the assumption that their reader is going to work hard to understand developed, thought-provoking dynamics that may be buried beneath themes, metaphors and other literary devices. To annotate a text […]



How to Read the Body Language of Customers

Body language may be categorized into two types: positive signals and negative signals. Positive body language includes smiling, nodding and making good eye contact. Negative body language includes yawning, frowning, making no eye contact and displaying a lack of attention. Facial expressions (apart from gestures and body movements) are the keys to finding out what […]



How to Effectively Take Notes While Reading

One of the best ways to retain information after reading it is to take notes on the subject matter while you’re learning it. When a person reads, he may not remember what he just read after he’s finished. If the person reads the information and also writes down notes at the same time, he’s taking […]