You may find that varying any of your prompts will lead to different results. In some cases the AI may make a mistake. It is important to always correct AI mistakes. Regenerated answers will often contain an entirely different set of answers.
Above all, corrections should always start with No, that is not correct, you’ve made a mistake and then detail the mistake.
When the AI makes a mistake it is good practice to review your prompt for clarity. In this context it is often beneficial to use punctuation to aid in the AI’s understanding.
The prompt engineer’s ‘own role’ is an important consideration. What is the user context. Choosing words that accurately articulate the ‘user context’ in the prompt will help ensure relevant answers.
These are just a few examples to give you an idea of the various categories of prompts that can arise in different contexts. The specific categories and prompts may vary depending on the industry, organization, or individual circumstances.
There is a considerable amount of work in creating, iterating and polishing your prompts. We suggest that it is beneficial to use a note-taking app or Excel or Sheets for ‘your prompt library’.
The principal benefit of using Excel or Sheets is that you can have the fixed elements of your prompts in specific columns. It is then possible to use the concatenate function to combine the fixed and the variables into a single prompt.