The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Creating Research Posters

Review rhetorical strategies and analyze sample posters, then work on your own layout for a research poster.


If you need to create a research poster, this two-part workshop is for you! In Part I, offered by the Writing Center, you'll analyze sample posters and discuss strategies you can employ for maximum rhetorical effectiveness. In Part II, offered by DoIT, you'll experiment with Adobe Illustrator and begin designing your own research poster.

Intended Audience

This workshop is intended for those who need to create a research poster.


Part I, 1.5 hours: Part II, 2 hours

Schedule for Fall 2014

Part I: Rhetoric of Research Posters
Friday, 10/10, 1:00–2:30 (Sec. 1)
Thursday, 11/13, 3:30–5:00 (Sec. 2)

Part II: Illustrator for Research Posters
Friday, 10/17, 3:00–5:00 (Sec. 1)
Thursday, 11/20, 3:00–5:00 (Sec. 2)
(DoIT Section 1 will be offered in B207 Computer Sciences; DoIT Section 2 will be offered in B203 Computer Sciences.)

Note: Please visit DoIT's website for more information and to register for DoIT's Illustrator for Research Posters workshops. Sign ups for DoIT classes open two weeks before the class date.

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