Chat GPT PROMPT FORMULA
LIST of PROMPT ELEMENTS
You can include as few or as many of these various formula elements as you like.
- # of words/sentences in response
- Type of writing (essay, news article, outline, blog post, story, social media post, poem, etc.)
- Specific content response command
- in the style of...(ie. a particular writer)
- at/on the level of...(accomplishes the same thing as, say, a Lexile score. Exs. "like I'm 5 years old" "so that a high schooler can understand."
“Write a [#] word/sentence [type of writing] on [topic] that [command] [subtopic].”
“Write a 600 word news article on information literacy that highlights higher education.”
“Write a poem about Elon Musk in the style of Dr. Seuss.”
“Explain how quantum computing works so that a high schooler could understand it.”
POTENTIAL COMMANDS FOR CONTENT RESPONSE
The *thing* you want ChatGPT to do for you
You can ask ChatGPT follow up questions about your current chat. For example...
...If it gives a list of something, you can refer to that list and ask it to expand on, say, item #3.
Ex. "Can you give an example of #3." OR "Can you give examples of the last two?"
...If you'd like the first response to be modified in some way. (ie. written at the level of a highs school sophomore, use simple wording, etc. - also, see Paraphrasing)
Ex. "Rewrite at a high school sophomore level." OR "Rewrite using simpler language."
KEEP IN MIND...
ChatGPT can paraphrase and simplify text.
In the prompt, tell ChatGPT to "paraphrase" or "simplify" the following text, including a colon; then copy-and-paste the text you're working with.
Ex. Paraphrase and simplify the following text in ~250 words: [copy-and-paste the text here]
ChatGPT can create a properly structured outline.
Ex. "Write an outline that deals with the pros and cons of defunding the police."
The syntax of your prompt does not necessarily have to be heavily structured and formulaic; you can use a normal conversational, even casual, tone.
Ex. "Got any creative ideas for a 10 year old's birthday?"
Use of Adjectives
You can tell it to write a sad story, or a satirical poem or a nerdy joke.
“Write a satirical poem about Elon Musk in the style of Dr. Seuss.”