Can ChatGPT write essays? The short answer is yes, but with some limitations.
We’re going to look at how to write essays with ChatGPT and other AI tools. We’re also going to examine the pros and cons of using ChatGPT and discuss why we think you still need the human touch for the best results.
Here’s what you’ll learn:
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1) Pros and Cons of Using ChatGPT to Write Essays
It’s quick! And we mean really quick. This software can produce results in seconds.
You can tweak and adjust your results, including asking the software to include references.
If you aren’t happy with its first attempt, you can ask ChatGPT to rewrite your essay and you’ll get a new version, again in mere seconds. And you can do this as many times as you like.
Using the software may help you get over writer’s block and provide inspiration.
ChatGPT is limited. According to OpenAI, it can still produce complete nonsense that may appear to be quite well written. You need to check any work that comes from the software to ensure accuracy.
It can sometimes be biased, which may or may not help your argument in the essay.
You might need to work on the phrasing of your prompts before you get suitable results. The software may sometimes claim that it doesn’t know the answer, even if it would know the answer with a slightly altered prompt.
Next, we come to the ethical considerations. Can ChatGPT write good essays? Yes. Should you use the software to write your essays? If you hand in a chatbot-written essay at your college or university, it’s highly unethical to pretend that you wrote it if you only used software to generate it with a prompt. If you get caught, there will be consequences.
While ChatGPT can write essays and many other forms of content, it’s not a substitute for doing the work yourself and writing with an understanding of the topic. It’s meant to be a tool to assist you.
We’ve talked before about the AI paradox: AI can help us with our own creativity whilst at the same time making it something of a commodity that it never was before.
These are all things you need to be aware of when using a tool such as this. Use it ethically and add your own input to create something unique.
2) Cheating, Plagiarism, and ChatGPT
Most people will probably use ChatGPT in the right way.