A Computer Wrote this Paper: What ChatGPT Means for Education, Research, and Writing

37 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2023 Last revised: 6 Feb 2024

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Lea Bishop

Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Yale University - Yale Information Society Project

Date Written: January 26, 2023

Abstract

Of particular interest to educators, an exploration of what new language-generation software does (and does not) do well. Argues that the new language-generation models make instruction in writing mechanics irrelevant, and that educators should shift to teaching only the more advanced writing skills that reflect and advance critical thinking. The difference between mechanical and advanced writing is illustrated through a "Socratic Dialogue" with ChatGPT. Appropriate for classroom discussion at High School, College, Professional, and PhD levels.

Keywords: education, writing, critical thinking, ChatGPT, language generation, language-generation, writing mechanics

Suggested Citation

Bishop (formerly Shaver), Lea, A Computer Wrote this Paper: What ChatGPT Means for Education, Research, and Writing (January 26, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4338981 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4338981

Lea Bishop (formerly Shaver) (Contact Author)

Indiana University - Robert H. McKinney School of Law ( email )

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Yale University - Yale Information Society Project ( email )

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