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Generate an original text on a specific topic with subject-related vocabulary

Author:

Charlotte Briggs 

Charlotte.Briggs@xjtlu.edu.cn 

AI Tools: 

XIPU AI/ChatGPT3.5/4.0

Prompt focus:

AI-enhanced teaching materials 

Prompt: 

Please provide me with a [number of words] text on the subject of [topic] and include the following vocabulary terms: [insert topic specific vocabulary]. The level of the text should be CEFR [insert level].

e.g. Please provide me with a 200 word text on the subject of sustainability in business and include the following vocabulary terms: conscious, consumerism, and Corporate Social Responsibility. The level of the text should be CEFR B2+.

 

An AI response example:

Sustainability in business is increasingly recognized as a crucial component in the global effort to combat environmental degradation and ensure a healthy planet for future generations. At the heart of this movement lies the concept of conscious consumerism, which encourages individuals to make purchasing decisions that are environmentally sustainable and ethically sound. Consumers are now more informed and selective, opting for products that not only meet their needs but also align with their values regarding environmental protection and social responsibility.

This shift in consumer behavior has prompted companies to integrate sustainability into their core operations, marking a significant turn towards Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). CSR encompasses a broad range of practices, from reducing carbon footprints and enhancing energy efficiency to supporting local communities and ensuring fair labor practices. By adopting CSR initiatives, businesses not only contribute to the well-being of the environment and society but also build trust and loyalty among their customers. This symbiotic relationship between businesses and conscious consumers creates a virtuous cycle that propels the global economy towards sustainable growth.

Moreover, companies that prioritize sustainability often discover innovative solutions that drive efficiency and profitability, proving that ethical business practices and economic success are not mutually exclusive but can go hand in hand. In summary, the convergence of conscious consumerism and Corporate Social Responsibility represents a transformative force in the business world, steering it towards a more sustainable and equitable future.

 

Comments from prompt provider:

This prompt can be adjusted according to the length, subject, level, and vocabulary you want to include. You may include a specific subject for ESAP modules for more specific text generation.

Generate explanation and exercises to differentiate similar academic terms

Author:

Liu Cao (Cara)

liu.cao@xjtlu.edu.cn 

AI Tools: 

ChatGPT

Prompt focus:

AI-enhanced teaching materials 

Prompt: 

Initial prompt
Explain and differentiate the meaning of the following terms in bullet points, and please use language friendly for second language English learners: interpret data, evaluate data, analyze data, compare data.

Follow-up prompts

I am teaching English for academic purposes, and I want my students to understand and differentiate these terms. Can you generate 6 multiple-choice question exercises with different example scenarios, and the options should be a mixture of these four terms? I want my students to be able to differentiate these terms through these questions. 

An AI response example:

Sure! Here's a breakdown of each term:

  • Interpret data:

    • Meaning: This is about understanding what the data is saying or showing. It involves explaining the significance or implications of the data.
    • Example: If you have a graph showing temperature changes over time, interpreting the data might involve explaining why certain temperature spikes occurred.
  • Evaluate data:

    • Meaning: This involves judging the quality, usefulness, or reliability of the data. It's about determining if the data is trustworthy or if it meets certain criteria.
    • Example: If you're evaluating survey results, you might assess whether the survey questions were clear and unbiased, and if the sample size was large enough to draw conclusions.
  • Analyze data:

    • Meaning: This is about breaking down the data into its components or parts to understand how they relate to each other or to find patterns and trends.
    • Example: If you're analyzing sales data, you might look at factors like sales figures over time, customer demographics, or regional trends to identify what's driving sales growth or decline.
  • Compare data:

    • Meaning: This involves examining similarities and differences between different sets of data. It's about identifying what is alike and what is not alike.
    • Example: If you're comparing the performance of two products, you might look at sales figures, customer reviews, or product features to see which one is more popular or better liked.

Follow up response:

Of course! Here are six multiple-choice questions with different scenarios:

1. **Scenario**: You are given a set of weather data showing temperature, humidity, and precipitation for different months of the year. You need to explain what the data suggests about the climate patterns in the region.

Which term best describes what you need to do?
- A) Interpret data
- B) Evaluate data
- C) Analyze data
- D) Compare data

2. **Scenario**: You are asked to determine if a research study's findings are reliable and valid by examining the methodology, sample size, and data collection techniques used.

Which term best describes this task?
- A) Interpret data
- B) Evaluate data
- C) Analyze data
- D) Compare data

3. **Scenario**: You are given a dataset containing information about student performance in different subjects over the past five years. You need to identify trends or patterns that could help improve teaching strategies.

Which term best describes what you need to do?
- A) Interpret data
- B) Evaluate data
- C) Analyze data
- D) Compare data

4. **Scenario**: You are comparing the nutritional content of two different brands of cereal by examining their labels for calories, fat, sugar, and fiber content.

Which term best describes this activity?
- A) Interpret data
- B) Evaluate data
- C) Analyze data
- D) Compare data

5. **Scenario**: You are given survey responses from two different groups of people regarding their satisfaction with a new product. You want to identify similarities and differences in their opinions.

Which term best describes what you need to do?
- A) Interpret data
- B) Evaluate data
- C) Analyze data
- D) Compare data

6. **Scenario**: You are tasked with explaining the implications of a scientific study's findings about the effects of pollution on air quality in urban areas.

Which term best describes what you need to do?
- A) Interpret data
- B) Evaluate data
- C) Analyze data
- D) Compare data

These questions cover a range of scenarios where students need to understand the distinctions between interpreting, evaluating, analyzing, and comparing data.

You: What are the correct answers for these questions?

Here are the correct answers for each question:

1. **Answer**: A) Interpret data
- In this scenario, you are asked to understand and explain what the weather data is indicating about climate patterns. This involves interpreting the data to draw conclusions about the climate in the region.

2. **Answer**: B) Evaluate data
- In this scenario, you are assessing the reliability and validity of a research study's findings by examining its methodology, sample size, and data collection techniques. This task involves evaluating the quality and trustworthiness of the data.

3. **Answer**: C) Analyze data
- In this scenario, you are given a dataset about student performance and asked to identify trends or patterns to improve teaching strategies. This task involves analyzing the data to uncover insights or patterns.

4. **Answer**: D) Compare data
- In this scenario, you are comparing the nutritional content of two different brands of cereal by examining their labels. This task involves comparing the data (nutritional information) from the two brands to identify similarities and differences.

5. **Answer**: D) Compare data
- In this scenario, you are comparing survey responses from two different groups of people regarding their satisfaction with a new product. This task involves comparing the data (survey responses) from the two groups to identify similarities and differences in their opinions.

6. **Answer**: A) Interpret data
- In this scenario, you are tasked with explaining the implications of a scientific study's findings about pollution effects on air quality. This task involves interpreting the data from the study to understand and explain its significance or implications.

Comments from prompt provider:

This material is used when my 1st year EAP students are preparing for their research project presentations. They are often confused about the difference between these terms when introducing their research data and findings. This prompt can provide practical learning exercises and also give more scenarios that help them understand the terms. 

One interesting notice is that if I don't put " I want my students to be able to differentiate these terms through these questions. " at the end of the follow-up prompt question, ChatGPT will generate the MCQ questions without a 2nd personal tone, such as asking "Which term best describes what the student is doing?" instead of asking "what is the task you need to do?"