Formatting Scientific Notes
- Use a common, easy-to-read font.
- The title(s) on your session notes should exactly match the title(s) you submitted on the session description form.
- Session title should be all caps, bold, and centered on the first line at the top of the page.
- Skip a line after the title and insert your byline in 12-point, title case, italic text.
- Use single spacing for paragraphs.
- You may submit a maximum of 10 pages per one hour of lecture time.
- Document margins should be no less than 1 inch wide.
- Save your file as a Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx), Excel (.xls or .xlsx), or PDF document.
- Notes are to be submitted in electronic format only by uploading files on the MVC Web site.
Formatting PowerPoint Presentations
- Use a common font, such as Times New Roman, Arial, Georgia, Verdana or Trebuchet MS. Make sure the font you select is easy to read.
- If creating your own PowerPoint design from scratch, follow these guidelines:
- The main title on the first slide should be at least 36-point text. A bold font will be easier to read from a distance.
- Sub-titles on the first slide should be at least 24-point text.
- Skip a line after the title/subtitle and insert your byline. Use at least 18-point font.
- A light background with dark text is the easiest to read. Avoid using a dark background, but if it is necessary to your presentation, ensure your text is a bold, light-colored font.
- If you are using a PowerPoint template, please ensure the formatting meets these readability standards.
- You may submit no more than 40 slides per hour of lecture.
- Save your presentation as a .ppt or .pptx file.