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A “prompt” is like a reminder or an instruction. For example, your teacher may give you a prompt for a writing assignment like “Describe a place you visited this summer.” That prompt is telling you what to write about. Another example of a prompt is when you turn on your computer and the screen asks you to enter your password. That prompt is telling you what to do so you can log in. You can also think of a prompt like a question that you need to answer. For example, if your parent asked you “What did you do at school today?,” that is a prompt for you to answer with details about your day. Fun fact: The word “prompt” has been used since the 15th century and comes from the Latin word promptus, which means “ready, quick, prompt.”