Elements of a Prompt
As we cover more and more examples and applications with prompt engineering, you will notice that certain elements make up a prompt.
A prompt contains any of the following elements:
Instruction - a specific task or instruction you want the model to perform
Context - external information or additional context that can steer the model to better responses
Input Data - the input or question that we are interested to find a response for
Output Indicator - the type or format of the output.
You do not need all the four elements for a prompt and the format depends on the task at hand. We will touch on more concrete examples in upcoming guides.