CHHS Students use new OpenAI model ChatGPT to complete writing assignments and projects on time

ChatGPT is OpenAI’s latest optimizing language model and responds to the user in a conversational way with follow up dialogue. The program has garnered attention from school communities including students at Canyon Hills High School.

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The user presents the prompt and the AI is able to return an almost realistic response.

“It’s not efficient, and it’s basic. All AI writers are not efficient with writing, and it’s obvious that the writing comes from an AI,” 11th grade CHHS student Eric Phan says.

The program is meant to be easy to use and quick and resourceful to build responses for the user. 

“People who procrastinate or are behind in their work and need something quick can use ChatGPT to write full essays within 5 to 10 seconds” Phan states.

ChatGPT responds to all questions, and is free to use by the public. It can be used for conversations or answering questions and prompts. It has the ability to piece together an entire paper from a few bits of information.

“I think it’s cool because you’re using your resources to the fullest. Though, I don’t feel like everyone uses it for the sake of getting the assignment done with, as the majority of people do use it to cheat and there’s a few that use it to help break down prompts,” 12th grade student Miguel Mea says.

Although it may seem like a trusty tool to get work done, the AI is not able to build a unique response as well as a regular student.

“I think some teachers are already aware of the program, especially English teachers. Teachers pick up on writing styles and using the AI obviously makes a drastic difference in uniqueness” Mea adds.

“The people that use it at our school are usually people who take lots of honors and college courses and end up with a lot of work and it gets overwhelming. They don’t really have time for anything else, so the program helps them get over that stress” Mea argues.

“It might affect students’ learning habits, and make it harder for them to actually progress when they go into tougher classes,” Phan ends.