Student resources to accompany Study and Communication Skills for the Biosciences 3e.
Here is a PowerPoint slide showing the effect of using low-resolution images. The annotated version of this slide explains the key issues to be noted.
Here is an example of a PowerPoint slide whose layout is far from ideal. The annotated version shows where improvements should be made.
An example of a poster containing too much text. It has 874 words which is far too many for a poster. We recommend using between 300 and 500 words.
The design of this poster is too fussy. The annotated version gives advice on the design mistakes which have been made here.
See the slide below for a well-designed poster which avoids the errors made in the other examples.
The following file can be used as a template for creating your own posters.
These PowerPoint slides illustrate some common examples of poor practice in presentations and give tips on how to avoid making the same mistakes.