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SLS 1501 Get a Life! Assignment (Palm Beach Gardens): Getting Started

Let the library be your guide for the best resources for your Get a Life! research.

Sample Assignment

Click on the link below to see a sample Get a Life! assignment created for some of our SLS classes.

Be sure to check with your instructor to get the specific requirements for your assignment.

Library Quick Links

To find books, try a subject or keyword search in the Library Catalog.

To find articles, search the Library Databases.

To cite your sources, use Easybib

 

Getting Started

Welcome to the PBSC Library Learning Resource Center

This Research Starter Kit has been created especially for the students in our SLS 1501 classes to assist you with your Get a Life! research. You can jump right in and start with some of the quick links below, or click on any tab at the top of the page for additional research on each topic.

DREAM JOB...

Start by choosing and researching a career of your choice in the Occupational Outlook Handbook Online. This resource gives an overview of the career of your choice, the education required for that career, the pros and cons of the career, and the salary you might expect to earn in that career.

HOME SWEET HOME…

Next, pick a place in the United States where you might like to live. Trulia.com will let you explore the cost of buying or renting in that area.You might also want to try this cost of living wizard to see how relocating migh affect your standard of living.

AND BABY MAKES THREE…

If you would like to have children, it is important to anticipate the cost to raise a child today. This online calculator may surprise you!

HOT WHEELS…

Don’t forget to consider the cost of transportation. If you’re living in a city, you might rely on public transportation. Most people today will have to buy a car. Edmunds.com offers a calculator to help you determine monthly payments on your dream car.

SHOW ME THE MONEY…

Once you’ve explored all these options, put together a sample monthly budget based on your best estimate from the research you’ve done. Kiplinger.com offers a great budget template along with a wide assortment of tools and calculators to help you with many aspects of this assignment and your financial life.

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET...

GO! Have fun! Dream big!

 

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