Academic posterA poster is a way to summarise research and communicate it in con

Academic posterA poster is a way to summarise research and communicate it in conferences. In a room, dozen (or
hundreds) or researcher and students stand in front of their poster and present their research to a
walking audience. The poster is used to summarise key points in the literature and in the study, and
to represent data in a visual manner.
This assignment is individual. You can discuss with your partner your understanding of the paper and
what to include in the poster, but the poster itself is an individual submission. You cannot write the
same content otherwise it will be plagiarism. Likewise, do not quote or reproduce sentences from the
paper: posters have to be very concise and fully formed sentences are rare.
The poster will present the research paper that you have chosen. Evidently, you cannot list all the
literature and sometimes there are too many pre-tests or experiments in the paper. Choose to include
what is essential for our understanding (of the literature and the objective of the paper) and in a
quantity that is manageable (you can present only one out of three studies).
I will show you posters (and we’ll see together what makes a good or less good poster) in Week 20.
This way you will have a good idea about what you should be striving for. The Linguistic Society of
America offers guidelines on poster development, text and design: module mark.Marking criteria for the poster:
KNOWLEDGE: You accurately explain theories, key terms, methods, and data. Your explanations rely on
explaining, not simply telling. Key results are presented graphically (figure, graph, table), e.g. using
CRITICAL THINKING: Theories, findings and issues from past research which are critical for the motivation
of the study and its interpretation are provided as appropriate contextualization (and appropriately
cited—see external sources), and elements which do not clearly move the argument or research
forward are excluded.
EXTERNAL SOURCES: Any definitions, theories etc. introduced in the presentation/poster, are
paraphrased (no direct quotes) and appropriately referenced following APA style. Each publication
mentioned in your presentation/poster text is included in the reference list and any publication
mentioned in the reference list is mentioned in the text. All in text and bibliographic references are
formatted following APA style.
COVERAGE & BALANCE: The amount of text on the poster is appropriate in quantity, quality and
proportional distribution of text across sections: text is not overwhelming in quantity yet research
article is fully and succinctly summarised. Choice of fonts, colours, text size, and other graphics are
visually appealing, effective and not distracting.
EXPRESSION &ORGANIZATION: Writing/speech style and title are clear, succinct, engaging and appropriate
for an academic poster. Graphics are clearly labelled, main findings are also textually provided, and
graphics are easy for a viewer to interpret. The poster is structurally organized and includes expected
sections drawing from the original paper (e.g. title, authors, introduction, research question,
hypothesis, methods, results, discussion, conclusion, references).The paper that you have to make a poster on is the file that I have attached and you have to write a summary of this on an A4 Poster on PowerPoint