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Guide to Writing Essays with ChatGPT: 5 Steps

Jason Gong
App automation expert
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April 15, 2024

To get ChatGPT to write an essay, provide detailed prompts, break down your request, use follow-up questions, specify the desired length, and utilize ChatGPT Playground for more control. This approach helps in generating coherent and contextually relevant essays. Automate the essay writing process with Bardeen to save time and enhance creativity.

How to Use ChatGPT to Write an Essay

Using ChatGPT to write an essay involves understanding its capabilities and limitations. ChatGPT can assist in generating ideas, creating outlines, and even writing drafts based on detailed prompts. However, it's crucial to approach this tool as an assistant rather than a replacement for human effort and creativity.

Check out how Bardeen integrates with OpenAI to enhance your essay writing process, making it faster and more creative.

Can ChatGPT Write Essays?

Yes, ChatGPT can write essays. It's capable of generating text on a wide range of topics within seconds. This includes creating content that is coherent and contextually relevant. However, the quality and accuracy of the essays depend significantly on the prompts provided by the user. It's also important to note that while ChatGPT can produce essays, the output should be reviewed and edited to ensure accuracy, relevance, and originality.

How Long of an Essay Can ChatGPT Write?

The length of an essay ChatGPT can write is influenced by the model's token limit, which is a technical constraint on the amount of text it can generate in one go. The maximum token limit for GPT-3.5, for example, is 4096 tokens, roughly equivalent to 500 words. To produce longer essays, users may need to provide follow-up prompts or use strategies to encourage more detailed responses.

Explore our blog on ChatGPT automations with Bardeen to discover ways to make your essay writing process smoother and more efficient.

How to Get ChatGPT to Write a Longer Essay

To encourage ChatGPT to write a longer essay, consider the following strategies:

  • Detailed Initial Prompts: Provide clear, detailed, and well-structured prompts. The more specific your request, the better ChatGPT can understand and respond to your needs.
  • Divide Your Prompt Into Parts: Break down your essay request into smaller, manageable sections. This can help ChatGPT focus on each part individually, resulting in a more comprehensive response.
  • Use Follow-up Questions: If the initial response is too short, ask follow-up questions or request further elaboration on specific points.
  • Specify Desired Length: Mention a specific word count to guide ChatGPT on the expected length of the essay.
  • Utilize ChatGPT Playground: For more control over the output, use ChatGPT Playground to adjust settings like temperature and token length, which can influence the length and creativity of the response.

By combining these strategies, users can effectively guide ChatGPT to produce longer essays that meet their requirements.

Save time on your next essay by automating the brainstorming process. Download the Bardeen app and use playbooks like Save ChatGPT transcript to Google Docs to streamline your workflow.

Automate Essay Writing with Bardeen and OpenAI

Writing an essay can be a challenging task, especially when trying to generate content on complex topics or under tight deadlines. While manually crafting an essay is the traditional approach, automation tools like Bardeen offer a sophisticated alternative by leveraging the power of OpenAI to automate parts of the writing process. This approach not only saves time but also helps in overcoming writer's block by generating ideas and drafts that can be refined and edited.

Here are a couple of examples of how Bardeen’s playbooks can automate the essay writing process with OpenAI:

  1. Save ChatGPT transcript to Google Docs: This playbook captures the essence of your brainstorming sessions with ChatGPT by saving transcripts directly to Google Docs, making it easier to organize and refine your ideas.
  2. Create an AI-composed essay in a Google Doc: Streamline your essay writing by generating a comprehensive draft on your topic with OpenAI and automatically saving it as a new Google Document, ready for review and editing.

By leveraging these automations, you can significantly enhance your essay writing process, from initial brainstorming to draft creation. Get started by downloading the Bardeen app at

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