Intro to Prompt Engineering:
Simple Prompts

What are Simple Prompts?

A simple prompt may pose a question or give a directive, but it typically doesn’t provide much context or guidance on how the AI model should respond. Sometimes this may be all you need to do to get a good response — but it’s more likely the case that you’ll have to go back-and-forth with the AI model to get the final output you’re looking for.

Example Prompts

What’s the history behind “the quick brown fox”?

Write a short story about the quick brown fox.

How has the use of “the quick brown fox” changed over time? Give special attention to the 21st century. Your answer should be in a timeline bulleted format.

Write a 3-act story about the quick brown fox named “Foxy” who is trying to find his way home after getting lost in the forest. The antagonist is a hunter named “Hunter”, who is trying to catch Foxy. The story should have a happy ending, with Foxy finding his way home and Hunter learning a valuable lesson about the importance of kindness. Use alliteration for the names of places and characters.

Adding Examples to Improve Responses

Now that you’ve added some details to your prompt, you can also add some examples to further help the AI model understand what you’re looking for. We’ll take a look at how to do that in the next section.