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Research Poster Guide for CCJS418U: Community Corrections

This guide will help people find resources and learn how to create an effective research poster.


  • Is the poster message directed at your target audience? 
  • Can your poster be read from 3-5 feet away? 
  • Is the research question clearly stated? 
  • Do the charts, tables, and images have captions with pertinent information? 
  • Are the sections of the poster clear?
  • Are the design elements consistent across the poster? 
  • Have you properly cited your resources?


  • Use a style sheet for design elements. 
  • Choose fonts and use colors for readability. 
  • Images, charts, and tables enhance the poster. 
  • Write for your audience. 
  • Cite your sources. 
  • Review and revise.