What is the percentage of americans that can read well?
Eighty five percent of adults can read. Fifteen percent of Americans are illiterate and can't read at all. The education system in America is blamed for this.
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Answer . Illiteracy in America is still growing at an alarming rate and that fact has not changed much since Rudolf Flesch wrote his best-selling expose of reading instruct…ion in 1955. Illiteracy continues to be a critical problem, demanding enormous resources from local, state, and federal taxes, while arguments about how to teach children to read continue to rage within the education research community, on Capitol Hill, in business, and in the classroom.. The International Reading Association estimates that more than one thousand research papers are prepared each year on the subject of literacy, and that is very likely a low figure. For the past 50 years, America's classrooms have been used by psychologists, sociologists, educationists, and politicians as a giant laboratory for unproven, untried theories of learning, resulting in a near collapse of public education. It is time we begin to move away from "what's new" and move toward "what works.". The grim statistics According to the National Adult Literacy Survey, 42 million adult Americans can't read; 50 million can recognize so few printed words they are limited to a 4th or 5th grade reading level; one out of every four teenagers drops out of high school, and of those who graduate, one out of every four has the equivalent or less of an eighth grade education.. According to current estimates, the number of functionally illiterate adults is increasing by approximately two and one quarter million persons each year. This number includes nearly 1 million young people who drop out of school before graduation, 400,000 legal immigrants, 100,000 refugees, and 800,000 illegal immigrants, and 20 % of all high school graduates. Eighty-four percent of the 23,000 people who took an exam for entry-level jobs at New York Telephone in 1988, failed. More than half of Fortune 500 companies have become educators of last resort, with the cost of remedial employee training in the three R's reaching more than 300 million dollars a year. One estimate places the yearly cost in welfare programs and unemployment compensation due to illiteracy at six billion dollars. An additional 237 billion dollars a year in unrealized earnings is forfeited by persons who lack basic reading skills, according to Literacy Volunteers of America.. The federal government alone has more than 79 literacy-related programs administered by 14 federal agencies. The total amount of money being spent on illiteracy by the federal government can only be guessed at, because there has never been a complete assessment prepared. A conservative estimate would place the amount at more than ten billion dollars each year, and growing steadily.
To directly answer the question, there are about 300 million dogs on earth (as a very rough, lower estimate---it may be as many as 500-800 million), about 25% of which live in… "First World" countries like the USA. A good number of American dogs, probably at least half, are well cared for. However, almost every dog in the developing world is not well taken care of. They are generally not thought of in the same way as pets, and besides, if you have no money for your children's care or food for your family, do you think you'll pay to deworm and flea treat your dog? In fact, unvaccinated domestic dogs are responsible for about 50,000 human cases of rabies worldwide every year, almost all of which are in developing countries. There are no real stats out there that is 100%, but it is proven that in today's modern age more and more people are having pets (dogs are more popular and cats come in second, but just as wonderful a pet) because the human race is something you want to get away from once in awhile. More and more younger people (25 +) are getting dogs. Some people who don't have children or even people whose children have left home replace the emptiness with a dog or two. According to the stats re veterinary care there are a lot of dogs out there and cats are becoming more popular. and most people who own there dogs should love them
Here are some tips: . Read actively - as you read, think about what you're readin andask questions like "what's probably going to happen next?" or "whatis the author trying …to say in this section?" . Practice - the more you read, the better you'll get at it . Define - look up the meaning of any words you don't know
The percentages are as follows: fruit and vegetables: 33% bread rice potatoes pasta: 33% milk and dairy foods: 15% meat fish eggs beans: 12% foods and drinks high in… fat and/or sugar: 7%
The National Endowment for the Arts report found that only 57 percent of Americans had read a book in 2002 a four percentage-point drop in a decade. Book sales have been flat …in recent years and are expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future.
The Gamma-Ray and Resistivity Log Take a look at the first picture of an electric log below. Usually, several tools are run on each logging trip into the hole. The first run …will usually be a "resistivity run" using a combined tool "string" (several tools attached together) consisting of a gamma-ray tool, a caliper tool, and three different types of resistivity tools. The log generated from this run is called a "Gamma-Ray & Resistivity Log". The gamma-ray tool reads natural gamma-ray radiation given off by rocks. Shales release a lot of natural gamma-rays, so they read high on the gamma-ray log. Sandstones and limestones do not release many gamma-rays, so they read low . Look at the log to the right. The gamma-ray log is on the far left side. The scale, in gamma-ray API (American Petroleum Institute) units, is at the the top (0-125). There are 10 divisions on the gamma-ray scale so each division=12.5 units. If the line should run off the right side of the log, it will reappear on the left, then the "backup scale" (125-250) is used. The thick black horizontal lines drawn on the log represent 10-foot sections. The thinner black lines between them are 2 feet each. I drew a thick blue line on the log at a depth of 14,600 feet. This is the top of a sandstone. Picking tops like this one is a very important part of reading electric logs. Look just below the blue line, and you will see that the gamma-ray log is reading about 15-20 units. This low reading indicates a sandstone or limestone. Now look above the thick line. The gamma-ray is reading about 62 units. This indicates a shale formation. Sandstones and limestones are usually easy to tell from shales when you have a gamma-ray log, because their gamma-ray readings are usually less than about 50 units, and really clean, nice sandstones or limestones often read 20 units or less. The Resistivity Portion Now look at the right side of the above resistivity log. There are three curves (wiggly lines) here. Each curve measures the resistivity of the rock, including the fluid contained in the rock. The reading is made in "ohms", a measurement of resistance of the rock formation to the flow of electricity. Porous formations containing mostly salt water (the kind of water normally found deep underground) have low resistivity, often about 1-10 ohms. Formations that contain oil and gas have very high resistivities...perhaps 50-500 ohms. Perforating a salt-water zone is expensive and wasteful, and the PG wants to avoid that! The vast majority of porous rocks hold only salt water! The three curves each penetrate, or "look", a different depth into the rock.. The one we are interested in is marked "Deep Resistivity" and is drawn as a line with long dashes. This tool "looks" sideways into the the rock to a depth of 6 feet or more. At this distance from the borehole, the natural oil or gas in the rock is usually undisturbed by the drilling process, and we can get a really good resistivity reading. Within the sandstone shown here, the Deep Resistivity reads up to 300 ohms. This very high resistivity indicates a reservoir that probably contains oil or gas. But to be sure of this, we need to know something about the porosity of the rock. That's because rocks with little or no porosity also have very high resistivities, but will not produce any oil or gas! The newer resistivity tools take up to eight or more separate readings to look deep inside the rock formation. Such tools are called "array" tools. Another Log -- The Porosity Log Now, let's look at the "porosity run" to the right. On the left is a log you are familiar with, the gamma-ray log (solid line). It is so useful it is usually run on every logging trip into the hole. Near the gamma-ray log is a "caliper" log. This simple log measures the width of the drilled hole, in inches. The caliper scale is at the top; 6-16 inches, and the curve is shown by a thinner, dashed line. Note that the hole is very large through the shale formations (almost 16 inches) and narrow through the sandstone (about 8 inches). This is because the shales are relatively soft (as far as rocks go) and they have been "washed out" (the hole has been widened) by the circulating drilling mud that is used in all wells to cool the bit and bring rock cuttings to the surface. The sandstone is harder, and does not wash out so easily, so the hole size shown on the caliper is closer to the actual size of the drill bit. In the sandstone, the hole is a little more than 8 inches in diameter. On the right side of the log are two types of porosity measurements -- DENSITY porosity and NEUTRON porosity. These measurements are taken from two different tools. The scale at the top of the log shows (negative) -10% porosity on the right, 0% about 1/4 of the way over, and 30% porosity on the left. Sandstones have an absolute maximum of about 28% porosity. Shale porosity is much higher, but because the grain size of shale is so small, oil or gas trapped in shale cannot usually be removed by drilling for it, so shale porosity is generally not important. The Density Log tool consists of a highly radioactive gamma-ray source that is beamed into the formation. A radiation counter is mounted higher on the tool. Radiation passes through the rock and is recorded by the counter. If the rock is heavy and dense, few gamma-rays reach the counter. If the rock is light and porous, like many sandstones and porous limestones, a lot of gamma rays reach the counter. The curve is mathematically adjusted until it reads approzimately "true" formation porosity, and this is recorded on the log. In the sandstone above, the density porosity is about 18-24%.....in other words, 18-24% of the rock is made up of holes ! That's a very good thing! The Neutron Log is a type of porosity log that measures the hydrogen present in the water atoms in a formation. Since shales contain a lot of water, bound up tight in their tiny pores, the Neutron Log reads very high porosities in shale formations. So, the PG must look at the Gamma-Ray log first to see if the rock is shaly. If it is, the Neutron Porosity doesn't mean much! Look above the sandstone at the neutron log and you will see that it is running "off-scale" to the left. When gas is present, the neutron log reads low porosity (in this case, 8-12%), and there is a big spread between the density and neutron curves. This spread (colored yellow on the log) is called "gas effect". The presence of sandstone also causes the two curves to spread, but not nearly so much as gas effect. Geologists like to see gas effect. The resistivity and the neutron-density are just two of the many types of electric logs, but they are the most commonly run nowadays. Other log types are shown below. PG's use the measurements from both the density and neutron logs and combine the two numbers together with a chart or a math formula. The result is the PG's best guess as to the actual porosity of the formation. Most rocks require about 8% porosity, and more hydrocarbons than water in the pores, before they will produce enough oil or gas to pay for drilling the well. The the PG combines the porosity measurements she has made with measurements from the resistivity run. The result gives the PG an idea of the percentages of oil, gas, and water in the formation. After the logs are analyzed, a decision is made to either complete the well or plug it. Completing it means that heavy steel casing will be run into the hole and cement will be pumped between the outside of the casing and the inside of the drilled hole. Holes are then shot through the casing from the inside at the depth where the PG thinks the oil or gas is located. When the PG gets oil or gas from the hole, he officially has a "well", not a "hole". If the hole contains no economic amounts of oil or gas, it will be "plugged." This often means that no expensive casing will be run (other than the "surface casing".... which is always run to protect ground water). At this time, the hole is not a well, The hole is plugged with cement, and the ground is returned to normal. You would never know that a hole had been drilled there. But, of course, the dry hole is still important to the PG because it gives him more data about the formations, and the dry hole will be carefully noted on his maps of the area. A failed or plugged hole is called a "dry hole", never a "dry well".
16% of teens do well in school (straight A's)
I think that it might be called DRA because in school, you have to do it, and you get tested on you reading skills
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if your 16 and can't read well there are 2 things that explain it 1 your a idiot or 2 your parents did not put you in school and bought your baby can read and made you watch i…t
Percy had trouble reading English books and words, but he found Ancient Greek easy to read. He was dyslexic and couldn't read English very well, because his brain was "hardwir…ed to read ancient greek".
By reading it come on people;)
It helps you to learn and is better than any other way of learning
Like it or not, we all need to understand and gather written information every day. Being able to read well means that it is no effort to receive the information. We can read …something once and understand it instead of struggling to make sense of something. There is much more than that: Those people who are in the habit of reading regularly develop better writing and speaking skills. In every walk of life we get judged by others. A lot of judgments are made based on how well we can speak, converse and write. A poor reader is also a poor writer and normally has a limited vocabulary. These failings will mark someone as "stupid", "dumb" or "illiterate". It doesn't matter how intelligent that person is, not being able to read and write tarnishes him. These are things that will hold a person away from reaching his or her potential, from reaching a dream or a goal. All is not lost, even if you are not a good reader. It is never too late to improve reading skills. There is free help and guidance in most libraries. The staff in libraries will be delighted to assist someone trying to improve their reading skills. Keep trying and keep reading. After just a few weeks, you will notice a huge improvement. After a year, you will be a great reader and after two years, you will be a great writer too. Now that's not a bad place to reach is it? One out of every six persons on earth can't read. This means that they stand all risks associated with illiteracy: inability to decode traffic signs, to know the content of manuals, standing up for their rights, and on. However, one's ability to read opens up a vista of opportunities: . To travel to other countries . to meet people who can enhance and enrich your life . To acquire knowledge that will help us cope with life and living . To benefit from schooling . To gain satisfying professional employment . To care for our families properly . To teach our offspring How much a person reads determines how far they can go in life.
Only 29 percent of all Americans say they read newspapers and just 23 percent read a print newspaper. Over the past decade the percentage reading a print newspaper has fallen …by 18 points from 41 to 23 percent