I asked ChatGPT over 700 Questions, and This Is What I've Learned

My thoughts after using ChatGPT to write a course on AI writing

Teodora Pirciu

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Time to share my words 🤓

The plan was to guide ChatGPT to write its course on AI writing. And the tool did a pretty good job. The best thing about this? I learned a ton of good stuff in the process.

I'll try not to repeat the stuff already covered in the course. So, if you're here for prompt examples or tips for proofreading and editing with ChatGPT, please see the dedicated lesson. Thank you.

Here's what you might not find in the course:

ChatGPT doesn’t remember everything.

The tool can build on previous answers within the same chat but will only remember some of the details you've included in previous queries. This means you must define a set of instructions right from the start and continue to repeat them every 👏 single 👏 time 👏 you ask a new question.

Let's say you need a text in the first person. Whenever you ask ChatGPT to generate content, you must include this detail in your prompt to ensure the tool remembers it. This eliminates frustration and speeds up the writing process.

The list of instructions can include things like:

  • Tone of voice
  • Style
  • Format (if you're trying to expand a bullet list)
  • Type of content, etc.

Follow the 1/3 rule.

When I put together the bits and pieces for the course on AI writing, I wanted to show how ChatGPT worked, so I made minor edits to the outcome.

However, as I started using ChatGPT for other purposes, I only needed about 1/3 of the content to make my point. So, cut the fluff with no remorse. No one's feelings will get hurt in the process.

Use ChatGPT to generate the text you need, and then use your common sense to eliminate the rambling.

Learn to break down questions.

ChatGPT has fantastic data processing capabilities, but it can’t see the why behind your question or meet you halfway. So, the more complex the question, the…

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Teodora Pirciu

Writer, mother, journalist, content marketer, day-dreamer, chocolate lover, freelancer. Not necessarily in this order.