Essay Prompt: Definition & Examples


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What is an essay prompt?

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1. Where are students likely to encounter essay prompts?

2. Which of the following is recommended for a response to an essay prompt?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

More often than not, you start your essay based on a prompt. In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall not just what an essay prompt is, but also its purpose and the likelihood of where you'll find one.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests your knowledge of essay prompts in the following ways:

  • Understand where students will encounter them
  • Understand what to do when responding to essay prompts
  • Recognize the purpose of essay prompts

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - confirm that you can draw relevant information from the lesson on essay prompts
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define essay prompt
  • Knowledge application - use this knowledge to successfully answer a question about what behaviors/actions are discouraged when it comes to essay prompts

Additional Learning

Still want to learn more? The lesson entitled Essay Prompt: Definition & Examples covers the following objectives:

  • Explain types of essay prompts
  • Provide examples of these prompts
  • Describe how writers should respond to essay prompts