Be mindful that ChatGPT merely searches for the quickest answers to your questions and collates them for you. By searching for quick (and potentially unreliable or false) answers, you may miss out on the opportunity to develop the critical research and thinking skills that are key to learning at university and making informed decisions generally.
Make sure that you understand the limitations of ChatGPT and take steps to verify any information before using it in your work. Output from ChatGPT may contain falsified or misrepresented references, which should not be used in your work. Use genuine, traceable data and sources of information to verify its responses. Take the time to review and critically evaluate the responses generated by ChatGPT, and only use information that is accurate, relevant and well-supported. Be aware of the potential for bias in texts produced by AI models, including ChatGPT, and take steps to mitigate this in your work.
A crucial part of writing at university is learning to develop your own authorial voice. Using AI tools to generate text can take this opportunity away and remove ‘you’ from your work.
Remember that AI tools should not be used to replace you as the author of your work. If you gain an unfair advantage using AI tools, you may breach the Brookes academic conduct regulations.