How to Create Effective Posters and Presentations
Below are links to resources on Penn's campus and off that will help you create great academic presentations, including how to make a poster.
On Penn's Campus
- View examples of undergraduate research posters submitted by Penn students.
External Poster Resources
- Advice on Designing Scientific Posters: Swarthmore College - Colin Purrington
- Get tips on everything from poster layout to which software to use as well as advice on what information is best to include on your poster.
- Creating Effective Poster Presentations: North Carolina State University - George Hess, Kathryn Tosney and Leon Liegel
- Lays out how to create an effective poster with step-by-step instructions, examples of good posters, a discussion blog if you need more help and additional resources including a 60-second evaluation of the visual impact of your poster.
- Poster Design Guidelines and Resources: Stanford University - Robyn Dunbar
- Provides steps on how to create posters as well as a brief section of advice for humanities students on how to produce effective posters.
- Creating Posters for Humanities and Social Sciences: Eastern Oregon University - Dr. Marilyn Levine
- Provides a straightforward explanation of how to create a poster as well as helps students decide if their academic research is suited to a poster presentation.
General Presentation Resources
- Poster and Presentation Resources: University of North Carolina - The Graduate School
- Offers links for poster design advice as well as for general advice on presenting academic research, such as public speaking for both humanities and scientific projects.