Writing, in the academic realm, is ubiquitous and thus of paramount importance. Nevertheless, assessing writing suffers from lack of objectivity which warrants further studies to find some more objective way for evaluating this skill. The present study is an attempt
to investigate the probable links between the words used in a text and the mastery of its writer. Three criteria i.e. the verb to be, monosylkibic words and easy words were examined in this regard. Except for the latter for which just a trend was observed, the other two criteria showed statistically significant negative correlation coefficients with the quality of texts.