-indicates the start and end point of the process. They usually contain the words START and STOP, or END
-represents the process or an activity in the process
-represents the input or the output of the process
- Diamond -represents a decision point in a flow chart. It has two arrows coming out of it, corresponding to yes and no or true or false.
- Circle -represents a place marker. It is used when a line or page has to be changed with the flowchart. This symbol is then numbered and placed at the end of the line or the page.
On the next line or page, this symbol is used with the same number so a reader of the chart can follow the path.