Writing Elements of Style Checklist
Checklist to be used to write with style and structure.
Mark all that apply.
Have you used the paragraph as your unit of composition?
Have you begun each paragraph with a topic sentence?
Have you written in the active voice?
Have you written statements in positive form?
Have you omitted needless words?
Have you avoided successions of loose sentences?
Have you expressed related ideas in a similar form?
Have you kept related words together?
In any summaries, have you used only one tense?
Have you placed the emphatic words of sentences at the end?
William Strunk, Jr. "The Elements of Style (Revised)". The Elements of Style Press (2011).