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Student Research Days @ Douglas College

Undergraduate Research Days


Welcome to the Student Research Days Poster Guide. These pages highlight some useful resources to assist you with presenting your research investigations poster style. Resources are arranged by general category and can be found using the tabs above.  More information about Student Research Days may be found on the College's Research & Scholarly Activity blog.


Douglas College Student Research Day 2010

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7 Quick Tips

For more specific information click on the Design Tips, Examples & Templates tab

1.    The title of your poster should invite the curiosity of your viewers, be big enough to allow easy viewing, and be concise.

2.    Authors' names should be smaller than the title.

3.    The content of the poster should generally follow the logic of a scientific paper. 

  •  Introduction: present your problem as clearly and concisely as possible.
  • Methods: describe your methodology in 2 to 3 sentences.
  • Results: use graphs and tables to summarize the main findings of the study.
  • Discussion: make clear arguments based on analyzed data and information.
  • Conclusion: usually located on the right side of the poster.
  • References: should not distract the viewer from viewing the main content of the conference poster.

4.    Use fonts that do not taper at the ends, say Helvetica or Arial. Avoid Times Roman or similar fonts.

5.    Use blank space strategically to break up your content and make your poster visually pleasing. 

6.    Use colour to attract viewers, but don't overdo it.

7.    Avoid presenting lots of details.  Present the most interesting ones.  

©Patrick A. Regoniel 24 December 2010 7 Guidelines on How to Prepare a Conference Poster


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