Key to the effectiveness of a poster is to condense your text into the fewest words possible. The Writing Center will help anyone with this part of the process.
Peer consultants help with every stage of the writing process, including brainstorming, organizing, drafting, and revising.
Where: The "Sandbox" in the lower level of Lilly Library
When: Peer writing consultants are available Sunday afternoons, 2 - 5 p.m. and Sunday through Thursday nights, 8 – 11 p.m.
How: The center provides enough consultants each shift to simultaneously support walk ins and appointments. To make an appointment, you may use the online scheduler: http://earlham.mywconline.com
Poster Editing Help
Following are some great online resources about creating, writing, and editing posters:
(A) From North Carolina State University, see Creating Effective Poster Presentations. great information and examples.
(B) From Northwestern University, see “Peer editing science posters. This site also has links to a sample student science poster, a list of rules for poster design, and a grading rubric for teachers, as well as general tips for peer editing science writing.
(C) This article from Science Editor shows an example of both poor poster design and good poster design. It also has 15 tips on what makes a professional-grade poster, including editing advice:
(D) Advice on how to write more concisely, including three links at the bottom of the page to sites that provide short substitutions for long words and phrases:
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