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My prompt isn’t giving me a helpful answer.
My prompt isn’t giving me a helpful answer.
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Claude works best when you give it clear and specific instructions. When crafting your prompt, keep the following principles in mind:

  • Explain your ask simply and clearly.

  • Make sure that your prompt contains as much context as possible. Pretend you are giving these instructions to someone with no background knowledge about what you are asking.

  • Break down complex requests into substeps.

  • Give Claude feedback: you provide Claude with follow-up instructions, clarifications, or ask it to rewrite an answer.

For more troubleshooting tips, you can view our docs here.

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