The summary of research along with the most relevant evidence is laid out on a poster. The other presenters are also present in a large room or in a hallway. From poster to poster people move around to ask questions to the presenters. The combination of speaking and writing are both found in a poster. The readers have more control on the poster rather than the listeners and can depend more on visual signals that are prominent that are used to organise the material like colours, boxes, linens and larger and small titles. The websites that produce a competing end product can be utilised for making a poster.
Two more considerations need to be followed:
Layering the argument: the argument should be visually presented at three different levels of detail-
- A problem statement or an abstract and summary should be highlighted at the top of the poster which could be boxed or larger types could be used.
- The reasons that summarises the argument should be listed as subheads.
- Reasons should be restated and evidence should be grouped under them.
All the graphs and tables should be explained after that. A sentence or two could be added along with the caption on every graphic. The sentence should be able to explain the importance of the data and how it is supporting the researcher’s claim and reason.