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EDU204: Characteristics of Learners with Disabilities: Poster Content

Posters vs. Papers

   Poster Paper
Audience Multiple people One person
Interaction   Back & forth/Q&A One-sided
Content Highlights only     Comprehensive


Some content on this guide adapted with permission from George Mason University Writing Center.

Poster Content Tips

  • Be concise and clear in your language.
  • Do not use contractions such as don't or can't.
  • Use only standard/common abbreviations such as ex.
  • Use spellcheck. Then use a real live Writing Center consultant. They are better than spellcheck.
  • The following sections are usually included on a poster. Modify to your needs & your instructor's requirements. 
    • Title (larger font, descriptive--so your audience can tell at a glance what it's all about)
    • Author's name (you!)
    • Abstract (write this last, use article abstracts as examples)
    • Introduction
    • Materials and Methods
    • Results (graphs/charts are good)
    • Discussion (what are you concluding, what should happen next, such as additional research)
    • Acknowledgments (optional, opportunity to thank people who assisted in your research)
    • Literature Cited (also called References, in the specified citation style. Each source listed here should be cited in-text in your poster)