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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 Check Coil Packs With a Voltage Meter

A faulty coil may fire intermittently, produce a weak spark or kill a cylinder completely. Coils are sensitive to heat and may produce an intermittent problem if their internal components become weak. Once the winding inside weakens or breaks, the problem is irreversible. However, you can test the coil pack on your car using a […]



How to Read Tatting Abbreviations

Here’s the key to reading the abbreviations used in a tatting pattern. Recognize the basics: r(s) = ring(s); ch(s) = chain(s); p(s) = picot(s). Picots can be: sm p = small picot; lg p = large picot; or designated by just a – (dash) = picot. Learn the verbs: j = join; cl = close; […]



How to Read a Turbo Boost Gauge

Turbo-charged engines are becoming more popular as smaller engine packages are utilizing external components to increase the power output that an engine can produce. A turbocharged engine is equipped with a rotating compressor that uses exhaust gases to generate huge amounts of compressed air for the engine to burn during combustion. Because a turbo takes […]



How to Read a Fluke Digital Multimeter

Fluke digital multimeters perform a variety of measurement functions. They can measure voltage, current and resistance. By selecting the correct function on the selector knob, the measurement can be made and read on the digital display. Fluke digital multimeters have large digital displays, making the numbers easy to read. This makes it much easier than […]



How to Get Ebooks for the Ematic Ebook Reader

The Ematic Ebook Reader allows users to view text files. This portable device reads a large variety of ebook formats but won’t read AZW, which is designed for the Amazon Kindle, OPF, LIT, DNL, PKG and a few other formats. There are several sources that offer ebooks that are in a compatible format. Once you […]



How to Read a MOBI

The MOBI file extension, which is short for Mobipocket, is a popular e-book format. Digital Rights Management (DRM) can be used on the format to prevent illegal copying or viewing of e-books. You can read MOBI files on your computer with software that allows you to open them like the Kindle reading apps, FBReader and […]



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 OBD2 Codes

Since 1996, every car manufactured has been required to have an Onboard Diagnostic system by law. This system monitors a car’s performance and will alert the driver when it detects any problems. The codes can be downloaded and read with an OBD2 code reader or recorded with the help of the “Check Engine” light on […]



What Do Theorists Say About Teaching Children to Read?

Theories for teaching reading skills have changed over the years as research has helped educators understand how children learn and develop. Educators still argue over the best approach to teaching children to read. The most prominent argument in the reading classroom today is phonics versus whole word. However, these are not the only approaches for […]



How to Read a Water Meter

Knowing how to read your water meter can help you detect leaks, as well as help you monitor your household’s water use on a daily or weekly basis. Most meters resemble a clock face with an inset odometer, although older models have faces with six small dials and the newest models are digital. All read […]



How to Read a Pareto Chart

The Pareto rule, often called the 80/20 rule, is a tool for diagnosing a business problem. The rule says that a problem has multiple causes, and that 20 percent of the causes account for 80 percent of the problem. Reading a Pareto chart identifies 20 percent of the causes so that you can correct them […]



How to Read a Novel Fast

Reading novels can sometimes take a long time. However, if you find you are in a crunch before that next book club meeting or need to buzz through a novel before your literature exam, learning to speed read novels can have some benefits. Keep in mind that speed reading isn’t usually much fun, but with […]