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How to Read DLL Files

DLL files are system files that are mainly associated with Dynamic Link Library, according to FileInfo.com, an online database of file extensions. DLL files contain a group of functions and/or device drivers that are activated by an application. Moreover, DLL files allow several programs to access system procedures by means of common libraries. DLL files […]



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 Read a GM Vin Number

GM vehicles, like all other vehicles, have a vehicle identification number (VIN) that provides a unique identifier for each vehicle. The VIN is stamped onto a plate attached to the left side of the vehicle’s dashboard and can be most easily viewed from the outside of the vehicle by looking through the front window. A […]



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 a Line of Tab-Delimited Text in VBA

Being able to read a line of tab-delimited text using Visual Basic for Applications and parsing each of the words can make your VBA application more dynamic. Often programmers need to read tab-delimited files and display the contents of those files. In VBA, use the “OpenTextfile” method to open a text file that contains tab-delimited […]



How to Study Economics Effectively

Understanding economics prepares you to be a better, more active participant in the economy – as both a consumer and producer. It also helps you better understand government policy decisions. Most college students must take at least one course in economics during their student careers. Economics, however, is not an easy subject, and understanding the […]



How to Read a Machinist Ruler

A machinist ruler is an important piece of equipment for mechanics and others who need exacting measurements. Though the machinist ruler may appear to be very much like other rulers, the number of increments between inches or centimeters allow it to be read with a much higher degree of accuracy than standard rulers which don’t […]



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 Clarinet Music

When reading clarinet sheet music, it’s important to know that the clarinet reads from the treble staff. Learn how to read a treble staff with help from an elementary school music teacher in this free video on clarinets.



Elementary Age Games to Teach Treble Clef Note Reading

Learning the notes of the treble clef is one of the primary steps for reading music. This process is usually begun in elementary school classrooms. Some students may not understand or retain what you teach them if you merely lecture. Using a game to help teach the treble clef notes is a fun way of […]



What Are the Causes of a High PSA Test Reading?

A prostate specific antigen, or PSA, test can provide early warning of prostate cancer or other problems. PSA is a protein produced by the prostate gland, and small amounts naturally enter the bloodstream. If a prostate enlarges dues to cancer, normal aging or other health problems, higher levels of PSA enter the blood. The PSA […]



How to Read a Dental X-Ray

Reading a dental X-ray, a black and white picture of the inside of a tooth and bone, requires professional dentistry training, a source of back-lighting and a magnifying device. Look at the X-ray to determine areas of darkness and light. The black areas are the soft objects such as decay and the nerves and blood […]



Why Is it Important to Read Labels?

If you take the time at the supermarket to pause and inspect the nutrition labels of the food you buy, you’ve already taken a significant step in improving your health. Being familiar with the nutritional value of what you plan to eat helps you keep on track with your diet, eat foods that nourish your […]



How to Read an X-ray Film

X-ray films are taken of different areas of the body. If the body part contains bone it will show up as white because bone is dense and absorbs X-rays more than muscle or fat. If the body part contains gas or air it will show up as black because X-rays easily pass through gas. Different […]



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 Tape Measure

Tape measures in the U.S. mostly utilize Imperial measurements, which means that you measure in feet, inches and fractions of inches. When using a metric tape measure, the measurements appear in centimeters, millimeters and, sometimes, meters. But not all tape measures are alike. While some only contain Imperial measurements, you can also find some with […]



How to Improve College Reading Skills

When they start college students often feel overwhelmed by the amount of reading they are expected to do¡ªand many stay that way throughout their college career. That¡¯s unfortunate because there are methods to improve college reading skills that make it easier and faster to handle the load. If you want to improve college reading g […]



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 […]