Here are few tips we often give to new Claude users:
Instruct Claude using natural language.
Give examples of your desired output as part of your prompt.
Use XML <tags> to focus its attention and divide sections.
Feed Claude the starting words of your desired output using the “Assistant:” notation.
Place detailed instructions and questions at the end of your prompt.
Break down complex tasks step-by-step and ask Claude to recite the details of the task.
For more prompting guidance, visit our documentation.