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Posters, Presentations & Science Writing: Construct

use this guide to create a successful science poster presentation.

Construction

1. DRAFT your design first.
   SOFTWARE TOOLS:
   Presentation software like Microsoft PowerPoint, Keynote, or OpenOffice Impress (free software)
   Print and digital publishing software like Adobe InDesign
   Document preparation systems like LaTeX (free software)
 
2. SIZE:
    Set the size of the slide or canvas to the actual dimensions of your poster.
   
If you create a smaller poster & print at a larger scale (e.g., 300%), the text & images may become blurry & pixilated.

CREATE: your poster.
Graphics programs are helpful for drawing figures and other illustrations.
Adobe Photoshop or GIMP (free software). & insert your images into the poster.
Create graphs with spreadsheet applications like Microsoft Excel.
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Edit and Evaluate

 
  • Print your draft poster to letter size paper. 
  • Share with colleagues for editing extraneous or confusing content.
  • Make sure your work follows your presentation requirements.
  • Here are checklists for evaluating your poster: http://tinyurl.com/287oe8a
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