Update: Understanding context is vital to creating good results with AI writing tools like Jasper. However, we no longer recommend Jasper as it's too expensive and hasn't kept up with the quality and capabilities of other tools like Chibi AI.
Note: Jasper is the rebranded name of Jarvis.ai
Hey there, Chad here for the AI Content Dojo — and in this video, I want to show you how to understand context when using the new Jasper boss mode.
Understanding context in Jasper gives you the ability to create content more easily and understand how to get around hurdles as they come up.
There are really three different kinds of context in Jasper boss mode. The context inside of the compose button, “command,” and the re-phrase/fix grammar/explain to a 5th grader tools.
Let’s just go through them each and then I’ll show you how to think about them when creating your content.
Context When Using the Compose Button
The compose button uses all the context essentially — until your article gets very long. The title, content description/brief, and keywords are always used.
Then anywhere between 2,000-3,000 characters above the current cursor location are also used (this is only in Boss Mode). This gives Jasper a lot of context to work with as your article starts getting longer.
But what happens when it gets longer than 3,000 characters?
When your article is longer than Jasper can “see” back — the context will get truncated (cut off from the top) to fit within the 2,000-3,000 character limit — but again, the title, content description, and keywords are always used.
I imagine the range of 2,000-3,000 is because it depends on how many characters are in your title and content brief. If you have nothing in your title and content brief, then Jasper can use 3,000 characters. And likewise, if your title and content brief are maxed out, Jasper can use 2,000 characters.
Okay let’s talk about the commands in Jasper Boss Mode.
Context When Commanding Jasper
The context when using commands with Jasper are different for a very good reason. Before I explain why let me explain what the context is first.
When using a command with Jasper only the content above the location where the command is will be used. The title, content brief, and keywords are NOT used at all.
Why might this be important?
Context control. It gives you the ability to put your command where you need it in your content — where only the text above it will provide what is needed to get the best output from the command.
And if that means no context, you can use *** to cut off any context above the command.
Think about it like this — if the title and content brief were always used by even the commands, then you wouldn’t be able to isolate the command without first clearing your title and content brief.
Not a great workflow right?
Okay, one more context to cover.
Context in the Menu Tools
This one is easy. The menu tools like re-phrase, fix grammar, and explain it to a 5th grader — only use what is highlighted. Nothing else at all (update -- seems some tiny bit of context may actually be used).
Why is this important to understand?
Because when you are attempting to rephrase something — and the portion you highlighted does not contain enough context for Jasper to create anything worthwhile — you'll understand why.
You may need to update the text to add some topic-rich keywords to it first and then ask Jasper to rephrase.
How They All Work in Concert
And that's it that's all the context in Jasper. Now what you do is use a combination of compose, commands, and the menu tools to get the kind you want.
Don't forget to use the context cut-off triple ***. When you need to isolate a command, or separate portions of text when using compose.