writing and reading across the curriculum 5th edition


How to Learn Hindi

Learning a new language is extremely difficult. It will take lots of time and memorization and most importantly, it will take loads and loads of practice, preferably in an immersion environment. That being said, it can be done, and done well, by following a few simple steps as basic guidelines. Let’s take a look. Learn […]



How to Read CAD House Plan Drawings

You’ve got your contractor. You’re excited about your new home or remodel. Then the contractor hands you a set of computer-aided drawings (CAD) and the whole thing looks like Greek to you. If you have trouble reading computer-aided drawings you aren’t alone. Many design and architectural schools have entire classes dedicated to learning how to […]



How to Read a Technical Drawing

Technical drawings are used to visualize just about anything that is manufactured, built or assembled. From idea to drawing to factory, mill or construction firm, a technical drawing describes shape, dimensions, materials, construction and overall look of the object being created. With a few tips and some insight about terms and meaning, anyone can visualize […]



How to Read a Mechanical Blueprint

Blueprints are a set of schematic drawings of a project that contractors will use to install, maintain or troubleshoot a structure. Mechanical blueprints illustrate the characteristics and features of the intended product in explicit detail. These drawings render the subject from a number of different perspectives and levels of depth. For example, a mechanical blueprint […]



How to Read Foundation Blueprints

Construction drawings communicate in graphic language. Learning the language is a skill developed through consistent exposure and study of drawings, resulting in greatly improved understanding of the work. Blueprints are only one part of the construction drawing package. Written specifications describe the details that can’t be communicated through the drawings. Where the drawings and specifications […]



How to Read a W-2

Employers are required to file a Form W-2 for each employee who earns more than $600 for services performed during the year. This government form reports the employee’s annual wages and any taxes withheld, and is used for annual tax filing purposes. The IRS requires that employers distribute a copy of Form W-2 to each […]



How to Make a Living by Reading Books

If you are one of those people who can sit and read for hours on end, you should consider finding a job that pays you to read. Reading books is a good job for the elderly, stay-at-home parents, disabled people or others who just want to work at home. Advertise proofreading. Brush up on or […]



The Proper Lighting for Reading

Having optimal reading light will help you maintain the health of your eyes. Ensure that the type of light you use, the angle of the light fixture, and the brightness of the light allow you to read without straining your eyes. [IMG] http://img-aws.ehowcdn.com/default/cme/cme_public_images/www_ehow_com/photos.demandstudios.com/getty/article/154/145/200432765-001_XS.jpg [/IMG] (James Woodson/Digital Vision/Getty Images) Reading in improper lighting can give you […]



My Computer Won’t Read My SD Card

Secure Digital (SD) memory cards are small devices that make it convenient to store information. However, much like other memory devices, they can malfunction, causing them to be unreadable on the computer. This occurs when the files become corrupted due to viruses or the SD card has been incorrectly removed from a device. Fortunately, you […]



How to Read a Wattmeter

A wattmeter measures the electrical usage rate in watts, and describes the amount of power used over a given period of time. Your electrical meter is one familiar wattmeter. Another common wattmeter plugs in between your wall-socket and a household device, such as a toaster or television set. Recently available larger devices effectively duplicate your […]



How to Read Industrial Wiring Diagrams

Learning to read industrial wiring diagrams can help ensure that you don’t make a costly mistake when dealing with industrial electronics. Industrial wiring diagrams use slightly different symbols than ordinary wiring diagrams. The symbols within a wiring diagram indicate which components should be placed in which positions, and are therefore vital to the correct functioning […]



How to Use a SIM Card Reader

You have a fingernail-sized SIM card in your cell phone with all of your contacts’ information stored on it. Don’t you think it’s time to back it up? A nifty device called a USB SIM card reader can help you avoid Murphy’s law of losing everything. If you want to make sure your contacts and […]



How to Read Wiring Diagrams

Electricity is a modern convenience that many of us take for granted. But when there’s a problem, it takes a skilled professional to fix the problem. Many do it yourself homeowners try to tackle small electrical matters. When you do this, you might encounter a wiring diagram. And those diagrams are more difficult to read […]



How to Read Music Notes for Beginners

Learning how to read music is a skill that can be acquired at almost any age. While advanced music can be quite complex, it is built upon a foundation of simple principles. Knowing the basics of note reading and rhythmic notation will unlock limitless musical possibilities. With practice, reading music can become as comfortable as […]