Poster & F2F Poster Sessions


The Poster Project is worth 20% of your total grade:
In your Posters (18″ X 24″) you will use a contemporary visual media text of your choice to illustrate a key concept you drawn from one or more of our assigned theoretical readings (Cohen, Davies, and/or Houser). After you create your poster, you will present it in a session, where you will make a 2-3-minute pitch and respond to peer questions.


Upon completion of the (18″ x 24″) poster and poster session, students should be able to:
  • 1. Identify and explicate the central claims/concepts of theoretical prose
  • 2. Illustrate the central claims/concepts of theoretical prose in a poster and poster session
  • 3. Persuade an audience of their peers of the efficacy of their argument via situationally effective visual and verbal rhetoric
  • 4. Respond to a rhetorical situation through process: invention, drafting, peer review, and revision

Poster Project Checklist

Successful Posters will complete the following:
  • 1. Prompt: How can you use a contemporary visual media text of your choice to illustrate a key concept drawn from one or more of our assigned theoretical readings (Cohen, Davies, and/or Houser).
  • 2.  Audience: Establish a clear pattern for reading through the following: a title, headings/subheadings, lines, colors, patterns, effective text image ratio, negative space, consistency, transitions, and repetition of visual theme. 
  • 3. Specs: Be printed, 18″ x 24″ or 24″ x 18″ (vertical or horizontal), designed in the software of your choice, printed in the GATech Library Multimedia Studio.
  • 4. Poster Session: There will be one poster session during which half the class will discuss/present posters to the other half of the class in gallery style exhibition.
  • 5. Submit to Canvas: upload a .pdf of the poster, a vieo recording of your pitch from the session, and a works cited.   

Poster Session Checklist

Successful Poster Sessions will include  the following:
  • 1. Poster presenters: 2-3 minutes pitch in which you persuade audience of your argument: “The text I chose illustrates X concept from X (and or Y) author in the following ways…”

    May also want to answer the question, “so what?” What does reading these two (or more) text together reveal that I didn’t know before? OR/AND What does thinking these concept in multiple media/modes do that a single mode cannot?

  • 2. Poster audiences: need to look, listen, and ask questions during session
  • 3. Poster presenters and audience members: engage one another in conversation about collections that threaten life on earth.

Canvas Submission Guidelines

To submit the URL of your Video to Canvas, please complete the following steps.
  • 1. Export/Upload your video to YouTube
  • 2. Once uploaded, click the “Share” button to the right and beneath the video
  • 3. Copy and paste the URL generated into the Canvas text box

Citing Images from a Database 

2018 Celebrating Teaching Day WCP Poster Template


Compose your Poster in the design software of your choice OR you may also create your poster through collage. The following are some tool suggestions:
  • Google Slides, Photoshop, or Power Point
  • Visme: lets you create block by block, either template or blank; animation function; more options for uploading video/audio; and full range of export options.
  • Pktochart: freehand or lots of free template design options; best map builder of the three tools; lots of shapes, illustrations, etc.; export function limited.
  • Canva: most work done from inside the main window; lots of shapes, boarders, illustrations, etc.; good support; templates are a bit blah; and no rich media export options.


The Poster is worth 20% of your total grade and will be assessed according to the final criteria adapted from the Common Feedback Chart:
  • 1. Rhetorical Awareness: Does the Poster address writing the situation (and assignment) completely and/or with unexpected insight? Does the author fulfill the goals of the Poster session, as both presenter and audience member, during the Poster Session? (20%)
  • 2. Stance: Does the Poster use a contemporary visual media text of your choice to illustrate a key concept drawn from one or more of our assigned theoretical readings? Does the Presenter accurately articulate the central claim/thesis of the poster in 2 minutes or less during the Poster Session(20%)
  • 3.Development of Ideas: Does the author develop his/her claim by accurately explicating the key concept and development issue visually and verbally? During the Poster Session, does the author engage with audience by responding to questions and asking questions in return? (20%)
  • 4. Organization: Does the author establish a clear pattern for reading through proximity, alignment, repetition, color, lines, etc.? (20%)
  • 5. Design for Medium: Does the Rendering use the affordances of its mode to enhance the goal/content? For example, does the author foreground visual iconography and proximity over chunks of text? (10%)
  • 6. Process: Does the final draft demonstrate planning and revision? (5%)
  • 7. Conventions: Does the Poster/Poster Session meet grammar, mechanics style, and syntax conventions with few or no errors? (5%)