summer reading 8th grade


How to Find a Job Proofreading Books

Proofreading involves reading texts to find and correct errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation and fact. Proofreaders must have excellent language and research skills, pay close attention to detail and work under deadline pressures. Many book publishers hire proofreaders on a part-time or freelance basis to work from home. According to payscale.com, proofreaders make between $10 […]



How to Read a Canceled Check

A canceled check is a check that’s been paid by the bank. Some banks include copies of canceled checks with monthly statements sent to customers. Others make the front and back of checks available online. Canceled checks are a convenient way for you to reconcile your check register with your bank statement and help ensure […]



How to Access the Meter Reading on a Canon Copier

Most every copier has a mechanism that tracks and records the copies made on the copier. Meter readings are used by copier service companies to bill the their customers correctly for copies made. Knowing where to get a meter reading on a Canon copier is also useful when considering purchasing a used Canon copier. Having […]



How to Read a First Response EPT

When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to produce a hormone called hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG that is in the urine. Most tests cannot measure hCG until after the first day that a woman misses her period. However, the First Response EPT (early pregnancy test) detects hCG levels in […]



My Mac Won’t Read My USB Flash Drive

USB flash drives are used to transport data from one computer system to another. However, if you are attempting to use the flash drive on a Mac computer and the system is not reading or copying over information, you need to fix the issue, which is likely due to the formatting of the flash drive, […]



How to Read From an Input Stream in Java

The Java language provides a range of standard functions for input and output. You can easily make use of these functions within your programs, allowing you to process input from external resources, such as files. Using the Input Stream classes in Java, your programs can read data from a specified location. The InputStream class itself […]



How to Read & Measure With Micrometers & Calipers

Calipers and micrometers are used by engineers and those in the manufacturing industry to measure parts and dimensions with great accuracy. Although micrometers are the more accurate of the two, a good set of calipers can give you an accurate measurement within .0001 or an inch and can be used for a few different types […]



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 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 Oil Pressure Gauges

The oil pressure gauge in your car’s dashboard tells you more than just the level of oil currently in your engine. It is also an indicator of the general health of your engine. Just like when a person’s blood pressure is too high or too low, your car’s engine can suffer significant damage if the […]



Instructions for E-Reader

An E-Reader is obviously convenient in that you can store many books inside without having the luxury of shelf space. While this device may seem intimidating to someone with little electronics experience, it is actually quite simple to use. Once you learn the correct functions and corresponding buttons, you will be able to master your […]



How to Read an Air Fuel Gauge

When an engine is running there is a ratio of air (or O2) to the fuel that’s being burned. In order to reach an ideal power output, an engine has to have the right blend of oxygen and fuel vapor to create the internal combustion. An air fuel gauge records this ratio and puts it […]



How to Read a Digital Compass

Digital compasses are handy electronic devices that use sensors to determine the magnetic field, then display those measurements numerically. Digital compasses can now be found on watches and other small, hand-held devices. Point the compass in one direction, holding it at waist level. You should also be careful not to tilt the device too much, […]



How to Take an Amp Reading on an Electrical Motor

Electrical circuits can often develop problems. Parts of the wiring may have been broken, one of the components might have burned out or the power source itself is no longer viable. If this happens to an electrical item with moving parts, the first place to check is the electrical motor. This is the main component […]



How to Read Military Maps

Military maps are used during land navigation exercises and daily military operations. The purpose of a military map is to allow a service member to find his way from one point to another using grid coordinates, terrain features and topographic symbols. Military maps are measured in meters. Although the military has largely converted to the […]



Directions for Reading the Settings on Barometers

Torricelli, a mathematician and colleague of Galileo, invented the barometer in 1643. Scientists and meteorologists still use barometers today. A barometer measures air pressure, which indicates weather patterns. When used in conjunction with measurements such as temperature and altitude, you can make quite accurate weather predictions. The two main types of barometer, mercury and aneroid, […]



How to Read Bus Maps

Bus lines can seem confusing at first. What route goes where? What times do they come by each stop on the route? Fortunately, this is where bus maps come in. A bus map provides an outline of all the stops along a route, along with a timetable showing when it will stop at each location. […]



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. […]