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Creating a Poster for Nursing

This guide provides assistance for completing the assignment to make a poster for Nursing

Directions for Finding Informaiton

Finding Information for making a Poster

You need to make a poster for this assignment. There may be three distinct types of information one needs when assigned to make a poster: the topic, the content, and the presentation. A brief video provides suggestions for finding each type of information.

 

Finding a topic:

This involves getting some ideas about what people need to be informed about, and the ways one comes across the idea can come from a number of areas:

  • Personal Interests
  • Current News
  • Social Media

Finding a Topic:

Additional Resources

Purdue Writing Lab

WAC Clearinghouse

 

Finding accurate information:

Accurate information can come from several sources: scholarly publications, professional associations, and government agencies.

Using precise keywords is extremely important, and selecting a specialized database may be appropriate.

Searching for Accurate information

Additional Resources

Evaluating resources BYU

Evaluating resources NC state

 

Creating a posted requires one to be aware of the audience. Is this for an elementary school, a homeless shelter, or college students? Each demographic finds particular graphics interesting and each may require different explanations to make the information accessible.

Marketing your poster:

Additional Resources

CANVA poster ideas

Making Eye Catching Posters

information for your intended audience.

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Choosing a Topic

Selecting a topic is the first step in the research process. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Understand the scope and requirements of your research project. Discuss with your professor if necessary.
  • Read existing research on the subject to help find a specific issue you want to address.
  • Select a topic that interests you.
  • Make sure the topic that has enough prior research available that you can make a well supported argument. 
  • Pick a topic that can be broadened or narrowed if necessary.

HOW TO DEVELOP A RESEARCH QUESTION

I can help at the beginning of the  RESEARCH PROCESS by suggesting ways to focus your topic or suggesting a couple of searches to see what type of information is available or key terms authors use to describe the area you want to do further research.