10 ChatGPT Prompts to Enhance Learning Efficiency

10 ChatGPT Prompts to Enhance Learning Efficiency

Self-education is more important than any other type of education. – Mark Twain

The advent of generative AI tools like ChatGPT has significantly lowered the barrier to self-learning, making self-education accessible to everyone. However, the effectiveness of using ChatGPT or similar AI tools for self-study can vary greatly from person to person. This article shares ten top-tier ChatGPT learning prompts.

Using these excellent prompts to activate ChatGPT’s “super brain” is like having ten top-tier learning masters help you study and improve yourself every day.

  1. Feynman Technique

This method, proposed by renowned physicist Richard Feynman, requires you to explain what you’ve learned in simple, understandable terms, as if you were teaching someone completely unfamiliar with the field.

This approach helps you check your understanding and identify conceptual gaps.

Prompt: Please use the Feynman Technique to explain what [specific concept] is in simple language and provide an example of how it is applied.

  1. Pareto Principle (80/20 Rule)

This principle suggests that 80% of effects often come from 20% of the efforts.

In learning, this might mean focusing your efforts on the most important and challenging 20% of the content.

Prompt: Summarize the most challenging 20% of [a topic or skill] that covers 80% of the content, and provide a learning plan focused on mastering these aspects.

  1. Pomodoro Technique

This is a time management method that improves efficiency and reduces fatigue by setting 25 minutes of work time followed by 5 minutes of rest.

Prompt: Combine the Pomodoro Technique to arrange a step-by-step learning plan for [your topic].

  1. SQ3R Method

This is a reading comprehension and learning method that includes five steps: Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review.

Prompt: I am currently learning [a certain knowledge/skill]. Next, please organize it into a table using the SQ3R method to help me quickly master this knowledge.

  1. Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve

This theory emphasizes that regular review can enhance our memory. Continuously revisiting and reinforcing information helps us avoid forgetting.

Prompt: I’m currently learning [a certain knowledge/skill]. Please combine the Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve to help me create a learning plan that will enable me to retain this skill for a longer period.

  1. Cross-Linking Method

Finding links and patterns between different subjects or topics can help you see the bigger picture and enhance your understanding.

Prompt: Create a learning plan that mixes different topics or skills within [a subject area], helping me develop a more comprehensive understanding and foster connections between them.

  1. Dual Coding Theory

This theory suggests that using text and visual information (such as charts, images, or maps) together can improve memory and understanding.

Prompt: Combine Dual Coding Theory, using both text and visual information (such as charts, images, or maps) to help me quickly learn and memorize [a certain knowledge/skill].

  1. GROW Model

This is a framework for goal setting and problem solving, consisting of Goals, Reality, Options, and Will.

It can help you identify your learning goals, understand your current position, explore your options, and then develop an action plan.

Prompt: I am currently learning [a certain knowledge/skill]. Next, please develop a learning plan that fits my current situation using the GROW model.

  1. Chunking Learning Method

This method suggests breaking down a large amount of information into smaller chunks for learning, which can help improve memory and understanding.

Prompt: Next, combine the Chunking Learning Method to break down [a certain knowledge/skill] into smaller chunks and build a knowledge tree to help me quickly master it.

  1. Multisensory Learning Method

Using multiple senses, such as auditory, visual, and tactile, can enhance memory and understanding.

Prompt: Suggest various learning resources (such as videos, books, blogs, interactive exercises) for [a topic or skill] to cater to different learning styles.