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Posters vs. Papers
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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)
- 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)