Using ChatGPT to write better essays


Writing is important. It takes a lot of time to learn to write elegantly. Now, a tool made by OpenAI called ChatGPT can help you do it better. ChatGPT is like a smart bot that writes text just like a human.

When you write with ChatGPT, your job gets much easier.

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is like a smart robot that helps you write. It does this by guessing the next word or words that will make a good sentence. So, whether you’re writing an essay, a story, or a long report, ChatGPT can help.

ChatGPT can help you come up with ideas, write sentences, and even check your work for mistakes. Using it can help you get more time to think creatively about what you are writing.

How to write essays with ChatGPT

1. Coming up with ideas

ChatGPT is like a clever friend that helps you think about what to write. All you have to do is tell it what you’d like to write about. ChatGPT will then suggest many different things you could write.

2. Making an essay structure

After you’ve got your ideas, it’s time to put them into order. ChatGPT can help you do this.

Just ask to format all the ideas into a detailed outline, and it does as asked.

3. Writing content

ChatGPT can write parts of your essay if you tell it what you want to write about. However, you must provide a detailed prompt explaining how exactly you want the essay to be.

4. Checking your work

ChatGPT can also check your work for mistakes and tell you how to fix them. This means your writing could be much better.

It’s not at all recommended to directly submit ChatGPT written pieces, as many students have been caught and punished for using the tool. So make sure you thoroughly check your work before submitting it.

Pros and cons of writing essays with ChatGPT

Just like everything else, there are good and bad points about using ChatGPT to write essays.


  1. It’s fast. It can write a lot in a very short time.
  2. You can tell it what to write.
  3. You can ask it to write again if you’re unhappy with what it wrote.
  4. It can help you think of what to write.


  1. Sometimes, it might write something silly or wrong. So, you have to check everything it writes.
  2. It is a robot, so it might have an opinion that is not good for your essay.
  3. Sometimes, you might have to tell it in a different way what you want it to write.
  4. Lastly, it’s not good to use ChatGPT to write your school or college essays for you. It’s okay to get help, but you should always write your own essays.

Cheating and copying

The right way to use ChatGPT is to get help with your ideas and speed up your writing. Don’t directly use it to write your schoolwork for you; because, most of the time, it provides wrong and incomplete information and you can get into trouble.

student caught for using chatgpt

However, if you follow some rules and use ChatGPT only as your writing assistant, you can avoid getting caught for using the tool for your school work.

Tips to write good essays with ChatGPT

ChatGPT can be a tool to save time and make writing easier. Here’s how you should ask it for help:

  1. Use it for ideas. ChatGPT can quickly think of good things to write about.
  2. Use it to learn about a topic and find resources for it.
  3. Use ChatGPT to create a plan for what you’ll write about.
  4. It can help you come up with interesting titles for your essays.
  5. If your essay is for online readers, it can help you find words that are popular searches.

Tips to add your personality to essays

An AI tool is smart, but it doesn’t know you. You can make any essay yours by adding some special things. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Always use your unique writing style.
  2. Add your personal thoughts and feelings.
  3. Include important information.
  4. Share your thoughts and ideas about the topic.
  5. Try to add some fun or humour, if it’s right for the topic.
  6. Include things about yourself that are a part of your personality.
  7. Try to use words that create pictures in the reader’s mind.
  8. Give examples from your own life or from things you have read.
  9. Do your own reading and studying.
  10. Read your essay to make sure it’s smooth and easy to read.

Human writing is still very important

ChatGPT is a helpful tool, but it’s not as good as a real writer. Writers know how to give feelings to the words they write. They can make people feel things and understand things in a way that the AI tool can’t.

So, it’s crucial that you still work to be a good writer on your own. Just hitting up ChatGPT all the time is not going to help you think and become a better writer in the long run.

And that’s it!

Keep in mind that ChatGPT is here to help you write better. It’s like a helper and not a replacement for your great ideas.

Keep writing!

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