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How to Read New York Parking Signs

New York has some of the strictest parking laws around, especially in New York City. The signs are sometimes confusing and can lead to parking tickets when the driver doesn’t realize that the space is not available for parking. Reading the signs and understanding what they mean is very important to avoiding tickets and traffic […]



How to Read a VIN Number on a Range Rover Sport

Like other vehicles, Range Rovers are distinguished by their Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), which is a 17-digit alphanumeric code as mandated by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Highway Safety Bureau. The VIN of a Range Rover is unique in that it contains coded information about the vehicle’s model, body type, engine and transmission. This makes […]



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 […]



Literacy Specialist Job Description

Literacy specialists, also known as reading specialists, provide a valuable service to beginning and emerging readers. These teachers are specially trained in methods that help children improve their reading skills. Literacy specialists work closely with classroom teachers to design reading programs and provide resources, and identify students in need of extra help. Education and Licensure […]



How to Read ANA Blood Test Results

An antinuclear antibody (ANA) test is a blood test used to diagnose autoimmune disorders such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). It may be ordered in conjunction with other autoantibody tests such as ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) or CRP (C-reactive protein) for more specific diagnostic studies. Symptoms that precipitate the need for an ANA blood test […]



How to Read a Vernier Scale on the Theodolite

Perhaps you have seen a team of surveyors decked out in their orange vests along the roadside viewing the land through what looks like a telescope. That telescope is actually a theodolite, a tool used to measure angles that is not exclusive to surveying crews. Since the 17th century, theodolites have been the primary tool […]



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 […]



How to Read a Navionics Card on a PC

Reading a Navionics card from the comfort of your personal computer enables you to check your Navionics maps from home. Accomplish this by using a USB-compatible Navionics map card reader that enables you to connect your Navionics map card to your computer's USB ports. The linking process typically takes less than five minutes to complete. […]



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 Read an RTF File

Rich Text Format (RTF) is a file type recognized by several common word processing software applications. Microsoft Word, OpenOffice and Wordpad are a few of the applications that recognize the RTF format. Wordpad is a free tool installed with your Windows operating system. If you do not have advanced word processing software installed, you can […]



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 EBV Blood Test Results

The Epstein-Barr Virus, or “EBV” blood test, determines whether or not a person has mononucleosis. The marker this test looks for is the amount of anti-bodies, or the heterophile aggluntination antigens present. False positives may occur in patients with hepatitis, lymphoma, rubella or lupus. Locate the section with blood readings starting with “EBV.” There will […]



How to Read the Copyright Page of a Book

The copyright page of a book is full of pertinent information about what the book is, who wrote it, where and when it was published and how you can obtain additional copies of the publication. The concept of the legal copyright began in the year 1710 in Great Britain. Since then, publishers of books have […]



How to Read Fan Belt Numbers

A “fan belt” is also called a “v-belt” because it is shaped like the letter “V.” This belt is made of rubber, and powers everything from your vehicle’s water pump to the alternator. When this belt breaks, stretches or frays, it is necessary to replace it immediately to ensure your vehicle runs correctly. The first […]



How to Read a Propane Gas Meter

Gas meters measure the flow and usage of either propane or natural gas. These meters use different measurement systems, but the most common types of meters used for propane gas are the rotary meters containing several dials and multiple pointer clock hands, or the digital readout meters. The digital meters are the easiest to read […]



How to Read Percussion Sheet Music

You can learn drumming by ear, but learning to read percussion sheet music will help you grow as a musician. Often, drumming requires you to play intricate rhythms on several drums at once. Percussion sheet music makes it easier for you to learn from other, more-experienced musicians and allows you to precisely write down the […]



How to Speed Read Effectively

Speed reading is an information-retaining technique that students and professionals use to make their work easier. Both groups of people can find themselves immersed in thousands of pages of material that need to be read in order to complete their goals. But by increasing reading speed, those pages can be read and comprehended at a […]



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 […]