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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 the Lines on a Heart Monitor

You may not be a cardiologist, but you can glean a certain amount of information from the lines on an electrocardiogram (EKG). Still, it’s important to leave the true reading and diagnosis to trained healthcare providers whose profession it is to detect abnormal sinus rhythms. Deciphering peaks and valleys Compare your EKG to the normal […]



How to Read a Reverse Mortgage Statement

Reverse mortgages, available to homeowners 62 and older who have equity in their home, allow homeowners to get cash from that equity without selling their home — and without making monthly payments as long as the homeowners are still using the home as their principal residence. It works similarly to taking out a line of […]



How to Read Full Books From Google Books

In 2008, the Author’s Guild and other organizations filed a lawsuit against Google books regarding their vast online book collection. Google resolved the lawsuit and looks forward to providing more books online. This allows Internet surfers to continue browsing and reading millions of free books on the Web. Some books display summaries and snippets of […]



Can an iPad Read Text Files?

Your iPad’s native operating system software, called iOS, can read several different types of text files in preview mode. This means you can open text document attachments directly from your email app and read them without additional software. You can also preview Internet-based files in many cases. Additional apps can extend the number of file […]



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 a Tab Delimited File in Java

Reading tab delimited files is an essential way to read basic output from Java. Some databases export data in tab or comma delimited format, so importing that data in Java is a way to display the results of a database to an application that is unable to query the tables directly. Importing and reading tab […]



What Does a Normal EKG Reading Look Like?

EKC or ECG stands for electrocardiogram. It is a recorded visual representation of the electrical impulses in the heart that make it beat. Physicians use EKGs to diagnose potential illness within the heart. This depends on observing deviations from the normal EKG reading, which is used as a baseline for diagnosis. EKG Electrodes Normal Sinus […]



How to Read Toyota VIN Numbers

Every car that is manufactured has a vehicle identification number (VIN). The VIN is a group of numbers and letters that gives information about the car, from make and model to where and by whom it was manufactured. Every part of the number is essential to identifying a car. Find the VIN where the right […]



How to Read Recorder Music Notes

Learning how to play a recorder is fairly easy. If you know how a recorder works, how to get sounds from it and how to read recorder fingering charts to identify the notes you need to play, you will be well on your way to creating music with the instrument. Blow into the mouthpiece to […]



My Saltwater Pool Does Not Have a Chlorine Reading

Saltwater generators use dissolved salt in the pool water to create free chlorine that cleans the pool. The chlorine level in a saltwater pool should be around 1 part per million (ppm). If your saltwater pool is not reading any chlorine in the water, don’t swim in the pool. You’ll need to troubleshoot why the […]



Learn to Sew: How to Read a Sewing Pattern

You’ve set up your sewing machine, practiced your stitches, chosen your fabric and pattern, and transferred all the pattern marks. Now you’re ready to read the pattern directions and make your garment. It seems like it would be simple to just follow the instructions, but reading pattern directions can be a bit like reading a […]



Normal Blood Pressure Reading for Men

Blood pressure is an important fixture of health diagnosis for men as they get older. If levels are high, a number of health risks can show up, so it is important to know what a normal blood pressure reading is and how to work to maintain low blood pressure through exercise and diet. What Is […]



How to Read a Digital Electric Meter

Electric meters are devices used by power companies to measure how much electricity a household or apartment uses. The electric companies take readings on these electric meters, typically monthly, and charge the electricity user for the amount of power consumed for the month. Digital electric meters have numeric displays that show numbers in kilowatt hours. […]