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SOAP in prewriting

Prewriting is the first stage of the writing process, and may include planning, research, outlining, diagramming, storyboarding or clustering (see also mind-mapping).

SOAP-STone is an acronym for a series of questions that you must first ask yourself, and then answer, as you begin to plan your composition.


SOAP in Documentation

SOAP notes are a style of documentation that medical professionals use to record information about patients. This acronym stands for (described in an abbreviated form):


Often the Assessment and Plan sections are grouped together!



For information about scientific progress consider also Microscopy & Medicine as a resource.