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Review

Take a few minutes to score your poster (or ask a friend to score) to identify areas of potential improvement.

  1. Does my poster have enough white space
    • (0) There is too much information to have white space
    • (1) Just enough to separate the sections
    • (2) Sections are separated logically and the viewers’ eyes can rest
  2. Are the text and graphics legible?
    • (0) Too small to be seen from at least three feet
    • (1) Can be seen from at least three feet, but do not stand out
    • (2) Most important text and graphics legible from at least three feet
  3. Are the text and graphics consistent?
    • (0) More than two fonts, size and/or colors are random
    • (1) No more than two fonts, logical sizes and colors
    • (2) Appropriate fonts, sizes and colors emphasize main point
  4. Is the flow of information logical?
    • (0) No headings, scattered information, content does not flow
    • (1) Confusing to navigate, headings or sections not systematic
    • (2) Easy to navigate, headings and sections are systematic
  5. Can I identify research question
    • (0) Does not exist
    • (1) Exists but not explicit
    • (2) Clearly visible
  6. Can I identify research methods
    • (0) Does not exist
    • (1) Exists but not explicit
    • (2) Clearly visible
  7. Can I identify a take-home message or conclusion
    • (0) Does not exist
    • (1) Exists but not explicit
    • (2) Clearly visible
  8. Have I clearly provided my contact information
    • (0) No contact information
    • (1) Incomplete contact information, may not be easy to contact me
    • (2) Easy for somebody to contact me
  9. Have I provided the proper acknowledgments
    • (0) No or partial acknowledgments
    • (2) Proper acknowledgments of institutional supports and sponsors
  10. Have I shown the poster to my co-authors and/or faculty supervisor?
    • (0) No
    • (2) Yes

Add up your scores

20 = Congratulations, you’re ready! Find out how to print your poster.

15-19 = You’re almost done. Where did you score less than a 2? Follow the links in the questions to the appropriate section in the poster guide for more information.

Less than 15 = You’re off to a good start, but you still have some work to do. Do you need help developing a plan for your poster? Advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Research are available to help.

Adapted from George Hess.

More questions?

Contact advisors in the Office of Undergraduate Research to develop a plan and review poster drafts.