Standard Operating Procedures: Definition & Explanation


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Which statement best describes a standard operating procedure (SOP)?

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1. Why are standard operating procedures important?

2. Which of the following is NOT one of the writing guidelines for SOPs discussed in the article?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet can help you check your knowledge of SOPs and characteristics they possess. Topics you will need to know to pass the quiz include examples of SOPs and ways SOPs are important.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess your knowledge of:

  • Why SOPs are important
  • Definition of standard operating procedure
  • Examples of SOPs
  • Writing standard operating procedures

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to test out these skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding how SOPs are created
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve SOP practice problems
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept on writing SOPs

Additional Learning

To learn more about SOPs, review the corresponding lesson Standard Operating Procedures: Definition & Explanation. This lesson will help you:

  • Describe the benefits of SOPs
  • Define standard operating procedure
  • Learn how SOPs are written
  • Define flowchart