WHAT IS A POLITICAL SCIENCE POSTER?
Your senior (paper) projects will give a full accounting of all the complexities of your case, the policies possible for dealing with it, and a complete accounting of your own views. Your posters, on the other hand, are designed to give your peers and colleagues a quick overview of your topic and findings; a poster will therefore only present the highlights of your paper.
What are the basic elements of a Poster?
Standard size is usually no larger than 2 feet by 4 feet. Your poster should be hard-backed (e.g. on a piece of cardboard or posterboard).
A great poster is:
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Some sites to visit for examples of posters and suggestions on how to make them:
Political Science Department Poster Resources
American Political Science Association: http://www.apsanet.org/content_17364.cfm
How To Make A Great Poster:
Poster Presentation - Mount Holyoke College "The Effect of Gender of Victim and Gender of Perpetrator on Recall of a Crime"
"Recommendations for your Poster Presentation" - Smith College:
"Advice on Presenting - Creating Academic Posters" Bryn Mawr:
Tips on Presenting - Wellesley College
Poster Presentation Guidelines – Harvard University
Do's and Don'ts of Poster Presentation – Stanford University
Guide to Designing & Printing a Research Poster – Dartmouth University
Creating Effective Poster Presentations – University of California
Additional Poster Resources: