Academic poster guides can help people who are struggling with research projects and are working through difficult research experiences.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ National Survey of Educational Attainment (NSEA) found that in 2014, only 11% of people aged 16 years and over who were employed were able to find a research project that suited their academic strengths and abilities.
In 2016, only 17% of those aged 16 and over were able.
A poster guide can help with that.
This year, Professor Mark Stoner from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) said that students in their early 20s often had difficulty completing their research projects.
“Many of them find it very hard to start projects with a poster and the poster guides are great to give them a start,” he said.
“They can give them guidance about how to do their research and get them to finish it.”
Professor Stoner’s advice for the posters he teaches is to “stay away from a poster that doesn’t tell you what it says”.
“The posters can be really helpful for them in that they’re not so focused on writing a paper, they can read it and it can give some of their research ideas some grounding,” he explained.
The guide also includes information on the importance of writing a good research paper, how to communicate with others about your research, how best to get feedback on your research and how to get advice from other researchers.
The poster guides also have information on how to use the online resources provided by your university.
This includes how to set up your own research project, and how much it will cost.
Dr Stoner said that in general, posters are a good way to get help with academic research and for students who are trying to improve their research skills.
He added that the posters are also good to have on hand during the week, as it helps students to get the information they need.
“I think that’s one of the benefits of posters is that they can come back later in the week to read, to have a look at and to be reminded about things like that,” he concluded.