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CORE 179C - Central Asia

Mieka Erley

Due Dates

  • March 31, 1:20-2:35. Poster Creation Workshop in Case 345.
  • Poster Rough Drafts due to dropbox
  • Feedback on Rough Drafts due
  • April 21st, 3pm: Final Posters due to dropbox
  • April 26, 1:20-2:35. Poster Presentations in Case 560.

Posters are created in PowerPoint, but you can choose to use another program if you feel more comfortable with it. All final posters must be PDFs, and they must be the 35x43 or 43x35 size or they will not print out correctly.

All Posters Should...

All Posters Should Contain

  • Your name
  • Course name and number
  • Title (usually the biggest font on the entire poser)
  • Main text broken down into bullet points (at least 24pt, but can be larger)
  • Citations (usually the smallest font on the entire poster

Poster Dropboxes

Citing on a Poster

Most people leave a small corner area at the end of their poster for the citations, and use numbered citations or parenthetical citations to keep it organized. Usually this text is at least 12pt, but may be larger. It's usually smaller than the rest of the text because the citations are not the most important part of the poster--the information is. You need to have citations so that you are giving credit to the places you've either taken the information or the images from, and to show that you are not plagiarizing.

You can follow the citation guidelines on the CMS page of this Guide for text, or the Visual Resources guide for images. For images, you can choose to put the citation directly beneath the image (as a caption), or you can write your own caption describing the image and then use the numbered footnote to link to the citation at the end of the poster. Simple images, like a picture of a dog, don't necessarily need a caption describing what it is. You should write a caption when it is not immediately clear what the image is or why you are using it.

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