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Planning Worksheet

Planning Worksheet

This worksheet will help you plan your academic poster. Planning might not be exciting, but with a project this big and with all your awesome research to share planning is a must. This guide will help you map out your ideas and plan your design, and also has a handy final checklist to make sure your academic poster is ready to share with the world.

Get Inspired

Models 

get inspired by these academic posters

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For more models, visit the Carolina Digital Repository collection of Scholarly Posters and Presentations.


 

More Info

Posters

For more resources, check out UNC Graduate School's Poster and Presentation Resources


Tutorials

Tutorials

Welcome

Welcome

IconA well designed academic poster will showcase how awesome your research really is. This webpage is filled with tips and tricks on how to make your academic poster stand out from the crowd with a powerful, clean, and exciting look.


Templates

Templates

This template is designed with you in mind. Each section has tips and tricks on how to make your academic poster. Once you're done reading, clear the directions and start placing in work of your own! Includes information on text, color, layout, and resources. This template comes in both PowerPoint and InDesign. 

Poster Printing

PROCEDURES

  1. When designing your poster, please use a white background. Color backgrounds are beautiful but they will drain the ink supply AND create an undesirable ripple effect in the paper as too much ink is laid down on the paper.
  2. Submit your poster request via the following link:  http://www.lib.campbell.edu/services/poster-printing
  3. Save your document in PDF format on a USB flash drive to bring to the CMMC or email to cmmcwiggins@gmail.com.
  4. Library staff will not provide design assistance or proofreading. Please make sure your document is ready to print before you arrive.
  5. You will receive an email when your poster is ready.  You must pay in cash; the CMMC does not accept Creek or Campbell Bucks.

FEES

  • Poster on plain paper without lamination: $3.00
  • Poster on plain paper with lamination: $5.00          
  • Poster on high-gloss photo paper and research posters: $10.00
  • Poster on high-gloss paper and laminated: $13.00
  • Poster tube for storage: $2.00

Design Assets

Design Assets

Images
Find images to include in your presentation

More info on citing and reusing media ethically

 

Color Schemes
Tools to help you choose a color scheme

 

Free Fonts
Customize your presentation with creative, eye-catching fonts


Tools

Tools

 

PowerPoint

Difficulty:   

 
InDesign

Difficulty:  

 

InDesign

New to InDesign? No fear! Check out  this Lynda tutorial for an introduction or consult the InDesign Quickguide below.

 


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Curriculum Materials/Media Librarian

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LaKeshia Darden
Contact:
Wiggins Memorial Library
Office: Third floor, Rm 310.
CMMC Research Assistance Desk: 910-893-1595
Website Skype Contact: CMMC Wiggins Library