AI Horizon: Intelligence and Reason in Computers
Introduction Home Essays Resources Contact Info
  Basic CS
General AI
Chess AI

  Source Code
AI Tips and Tricks

  Code Journal
Site Updates


When Using Prompts, What Sequence of Prompts Should One Use?

Artificial intelligence (AI) can do a lot, but it is not always clear how to make the AI do what you need. This is especially true for complex, multi-layered projects. Some tasks are impossible to explain in just one prompt, so you may need to rely on a few to get the desired outcome. But when using prompts, what sequence of prompts should one use?

Steps for Prompt-Writing and Sequencing

Step 1: Introduction and Basic Instructions

Start with a clear and concise introductory prompt that provides context for follow-up prompts. Doing so will help ensure that the AI understands the overall objective as you progress through the sequence of prompts. You might start with "Write an article about [topic] that's 1,000 words long."

Step 2: Supplementary Information and Details

Once you have submitted an introductory prompt and detailed the task, you'll often find that the AI could use more information that you didn't consider. Feed it any details that it needs to complete the task. For instance, you might follow a writing prompt with "Include [point 1], [point 2], and [point 3] in the article."

Step 3: Clarifying Questions

If your task is complicated or lengthy, you can next request that the AI provide clarification or more specific details on specific areas of its response. For a piece of writing, you might ask it to expand on a certain topic or section. If you're satisfied with the results so far but the AI stops before the text is complete, prompt it with "continue" to make it keep writing.

Step 4: Iteration and Refinement

If you're still unsatisfied with the result, use subsequent prompts to fix it. You can request that the AI fix a specific section, expand on a certain area, or redo the project entirely. Repeat this process until you have the desired result.

Further Reading

© 2001 - 2023
All content is written and published by the people at or affiliated with AI Horizon <>.

Please see our Privacy Policy