Students are always looking for ways to ease their assignment creation tasks so that they can spend time enjoying their youth. And that is their right. Your teen ages don’t stay forever, and you lose the same zest for life as you once had.
Nowadays, AI tools can help students create effective assignments without cheating. In this article, we will look at a few ways in which students can utilize different types of AI tools to create effective assignments. So, let us go.
How to Use AI Tools to Write Effective Assignments
1. Use AI Search Engines for Research
We will leave out the preamble, where you understand the assignment prompt and stuff. Let us assume you already know how to do that. So, the first big hurdle in a student’s way when writing an assignment is how to gather relevant data.
Standard search engines are pretty good, but they lack something. Students have to manually check search results to find information, and that can be quite time-consuming. And that is not acceptable.
What students can do instead is use AI search engines. Tools like Microsoft Bing AI and Consensus are great AI-based search engines. They can not only find relevant results but also provide a brief yet all-encompassing summary of the contents. This helps students to quickly gather useful and relevant information in a short amount of time.
2. Create an Outline Using AI Writing Assistant Tool
Now that the information is ready, the next thing that can pose a problem is deciding how to format it and present it in a good fashion. This is also a mentally taxing and time-taking task.
Depending on the student’s state of mind this task could become quite difficult at worst and somewhat easy at best. But, with AI tools this hassle can be avoided altogether. AI tools that can generate outlines can help with this.
ChatGPT is commonly used by content writers. There is no reason that students should not use it too. They can provide ChatGPT with the parameters they require, and it will generate a good outline for their assignment.
Then students can edit that outline to fit their needs and start working. This takes significantly less time than creating an outline from scratch. The only thing left to do afterward is to write the assignment.
3. Improve Write-Up by using Writing Optimization Tool
After the first draft of the assignment is written, students have to do the painstakingly agonizing task of checking and improving it. The checking part cannot be helped. Students can do two things here:
- Either read it aloud to themselves
- Or, have a classmate/friend/family member read it aloud.
This helps them to identify parts of the assignment that could use some editing. The most important things that get caught are confusing sentences, incorrect sentences, and long-winded sentences/passages.
These need to be paraphrased to make them easier to read. The easier the assignment is to read, the more points it will get (usually, it also needs to be correct). The paraphrasing part is where AI tools can help.
Students can use online AI-powered tools to paraphrase their work. AI-based paraphrasers can improve the readability of confusing parts by improving their sentence structure and using simpler words. And they can do it in just a few seconds. This is great for saving time and effort, and it also promotes passive learning.
4. Proofread with AI Tools
Finally, the assignment is supposed to be proofread for other errors. Thankfully, these errors can be found and dealt with using AI tools. We are talking about abstruse grammar errors and plagiarism.
Both of these things are hard to catch with the naked eye. Therefore, using AI tools is the best way to go about it. AI grammar checkers can find complex grammar errors and correct them. Some examples of such errors are:
- Incorrect punctuation, such as the use of a semicolon in place of a colon, and commas instead of periods.
- Mismatched word forms. Sometimes things may be referred to in plural and later referred to as singular in the same sentence. But many times, it seems to make sense but escapes the human eye. Tools cannot be fooled by this though.
In a similar vein, plagiarism is nigh impossible to detect with the human eye. Therefore, AI-powered plagiarism checkers are used which can detect even the most heinous kind of plagiarism. We are talking about paraphrased and mosaic plagiarism. This is necessary for effective assignment writing because sometimes plagiarism can occur by accident. So, students need to use such AI tools.
In summary, we can say that utilizing different types of AI tools can help students to effectively write assignments. We saw that AI tools can be used for research, improving the write-up, and even proofreading. Thankfully, most AI tools are freemium, so students can use them without having to pay. So, that is another reason for students to use AI tools for assignment writing.