ISP010 Basics of Writing in English

Supporting Success

ISP010 - Basics of Writing in English (BoWiE) is designed to provide extra support to students who are developing their academic writing skills. Students in the course will learn to communicate their ideas in written form, applying skills in English mechanics and usage through in-course practice. 

ISP010 is a free, non-credit course that is offered every term. It typically begins in week 3 of the academic term, after the Writing Check-In has been completed in ISP100. 

Who should take ISP010?

In the first week of ISP100, students will complete the Writing Check-In, an assessment of students’ writing skills. The results of the Writing Check-In will help identify those students who would benefit from participating in ISP010: Basics of Writing in English prior to ISP100. 

Any student who does not successfully pass the Writing Check-In should unenroll from ISP100 and enroll ISP010. Once a student has successfully completed ISP010, they should re-enroll in ISP100 in a subsequent term. Any student who has successfully completed ISP010 (from September 2021 onwards) is automatically eligible to remain enrolled in ISP100.

Students are welcome to enroll in ISP010 without taking the Writing Check-In assessment in ISP100. You can enroll in the course on ACORN during the course enrolment period.

How do I enroll in ISP010?

New students interested in taking ISP010 in the 2023-2024 academic year will be able to enroll in the course through ACORN when course enrolment opens in Summer 2023. You will find important information about how to enroll in courses on the Office of the Registrar website.