ChatGPT for beginners

Although ChatGPT isn’t perfect, it can be a very useful tool to help us with every day tasks. Learn how to use it to your advantage.

Have you given ChatGPT a try? If you’ve ever found yourself frustrated with writing, needed a creative spark, or simply wanted to reclaim some time in your life, this software might be the solution for you.

ChatGPT is a language model that generates human-like responses by scraping the internet for data. As a beginner user, integrating this software into your daily tasks doesn’t require any technical expertise. Think of it as a tool that adapts to your needs, offering real-time support and responses with endless possibilities.

Here are some simple ways you can get started.

Writing Support

Stuck on how to phrase something or need help structuring a sentence? Sometimes when we’ve stared at the same paragraph for too long, it can become frustrating if we can’t improve how it sounds. Copy and paste your text into ChatGPT with a prompt such as “make this flow better”, or “improve this sentence structure” to help you enhance your writing. Not happy with the output? Simply putting in a phrase such as “try again” will make it generate more responses. The idea is to not auto-generate entire pieces, but rather use it to help when you’re stuck or need a nudge in the right direction.


If you’re in need of a boost of inspiration, ask ChatGPT to generate some ideas, writing prompts or to offer creative solutions to a problem you’ve been facing. For example, it can suggest topics for a blog, propose unique business ideas or opportunities and even generate recipes if you’re keen to get experimental in the kitchen. Using ChatGPT as your brainstorming partner may be just what you need to get started on a project.


Need an answer quickly? Instead of sifting through overwhelming search results, you can ask ChatGPT to save some time and effort. This could be for factual questions, explanations or to generate a summary of a story or article. However, be sure to use your judgement as it can still get answers wrong from time to time!

Learn Something New

You can utilise ChatGPT as a learning resource by asking it questions and seeking explanations for complex topics. For example, you could ask “explain the concept of quantum mechanics”, or “tell me what significant world events happened in 1989?” and it will provide detailed responses.

Tips and tricks

  • Talk to it like an employee: ask questions in the same way you’d ask a human.
  • Experiment with different prompts: it also helps to be clear and concise with your prompts and break down queries into smaller, easier to understand sentences.
  • Formatting: specify the format and style you’d like answers given.
  • Fact-check: make sure to check the data for authenticity.

Although ChatGPT isn’t perfect, it can be a very useful tool to help us with every day tasks. Human expertise is essential for it to work successfully, so have a go at experimenting with prompts and work out how you can use it to your advantage.

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