Text-level Measurements Of Adequate Writing
When assessing your writing, you should first look at the sentences to see if you’ve followed the basic rules: spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation, word order, vocabulary, etc. Then you need to look at each of the parts to see if they’re alright: the introduction and conclusion, the thesis and supporting points, the organization of the paragraphs, etc. When all that’s finished, you need to look at the text as a whole. Does it work? How many people, and what kind of people, will be able to understand it?
There are several tools that use mathematics to assess writing and let the writer know whether the writing has any chance of doing what it set out to do. Naturally, the mathematical analysis cannot be taken out of context or used as the sole assessment tool: the real test of adequate writing is found only in a happy reader.