How to use ChatGPT to write essays
Before you can even get started writing an essay, you need to flesh out the idea. When professors assign essays, they generally give students a prompt that gives them leeway for their own self-expression and analysis. As a result, students usually have the task of finding the angle to approach the essay on their own.
If you have written an essay recently, you know this step is often the trickiest part. This is where ChatGPT can step in and help.
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All you need to do is input the assignment topic, include as much detail as you’d like — including what you were thinking about including — and let ChatGPT do the rest. For example, based on a paper prompt I had in college, I asked:
Can you help me come up with a topic idea for this assignment, “You will write a research paper or case study on a leadership topic of your choice.” I would like it to include Blake and Mouton’s Managerial Leadership Grid and possibly a historical figure.
Within seconds, the chatbot produced a response that provided me with the title of the essay, options of historical figures I could focus my article on, and insight on what information I could include in my paper with specific examples of a case study I could use. Writer’s block no more.