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JAN 343: The Writer's Workout (Dr. Revels)

Jobs, Salaries, and Duties

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Tells you what education is required, general salaries, and day-to-day duties for thousands of professions. (This is also an excellent resource for researching your own potential career!)

Housing, Food, and Travel

  • Zillow - real estate website with tons of photos. Use the filters to look for houses, condos, or apartments to rent or purchase within a specific price range.
  • Craigslist - housing section has ads posted by everyday people rather than realtors or real estate companies
  • TripAdvisor - site for finding hotels, standard tourist attractions
  • Rough Guides - "off the beaten path" vacation guides
  • Yelp - reviews of restaurants and more.
  • Google Street View - see what cities and neighborhoods look like today