Posters:
How to emphasize your message.

    © Kathryn Tosney
    Chair of Biology
    The University of Miami

Tosney home page
Society for Developmental Biology
ktosney@miami.edu


9. Differentiate data, summaries,
and conclusions.

Step beyond merely stating the results.

    Commit yourself

    Be bold and explicit

Summaries merely restate results;
conclusions interpret the results and identify their significance.

In the conclusion section, do not merely repeat the results; state the interpretations.

    Make the strongest statements your data will support. Why soft-peddle exciting findings?

    Make the title as explicit as you can.
    Go beyond stating “The effect of X on Y.” If you found an interesting effect, then
    identify it explicitly in the title.

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