The secret to getting the best out of Generative AI is writing good prompts. There is increasing advice about how to do this. Dan Fitzpatrick of The AI Classroom has developed the PREPARE Framework. He says that the bottom line is that when writing your first prompt for e.g. ChatGPT always goes through the following steps:
1️⃣ Prompt: Start with a clear question. Provide a stage for what follows.
For example, “Write a summary about the latest AI trends in education.”
2️⃣ Role: Give the AI a role and outline the context.
For example, “You’re an education expert analyzing the AI trends.”
3️⃣ Explicit: Be specific in your question to avoid misunderstandings.
For example, “In the summary, mention how AI can contribute to personalized learning.”
4️⃣ Parameters: Set clear frameworks such as tone of voice and the format of the output.
For example, “Use an informative tone and keep the summary under 300 words.”
5️⃣ Ask: Ask the AI to ask you clarification questions before it continues.
For example, “Ask me some clarification questions first, and then answer.”
6️⃣ Rate: Ask the AI to rate its own output.
For example: “Give the summary a rating based on 0-10 points, and indicate what could be improved.”
7️⃣ Emotion: Add an emotional stimulus. This appears to be able to increase quality.
For example: “Breathe in, and breathe out. Try to really do your best. It’s important to me.”
He suggests to give one extra tip: ask the AI to make thinking steps explicit.
For example, “Take this task one step at a time, and explain your thinking steps.”