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I'm a graduate student studying English, and this is my second year at the KU Writing Center. My favorite part about working here is that I truly enjoy meeting such a diverse group of writers and working with such interesting subjects!


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Meet the writer: Kien Nguyen. KU graduate student in Civil Engineering, focusing on transportation support structures. From Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. KU Writing Center client. “Because I’m not a native English speaker,” Kien says of his writing process, “I just start with whatever I think in my mind, whatever works in English. Then I try to make that correct, then I try to polish the sentence. Many times, when I meet with a native speaker to help me correct a report, I learn that what I think is not natural in English and how to write more naturally in English. For instance, the structure is different than in my language. So I want to learn as much as I can about that.” If he could give a piece of advice to 10 people, Kien says: “Find balance between working, studying, and playing.” If he could give a piece of advice to 100 people, it would be this: “Do your best. Try as hard as possible, and do whatever you dream about. You’ll never know if you’ll get there if you don’t try—so just try.” And if he could give a piece of advice to 1,000 people, he would say this: “We are living. This is very good. So love it; enjoy your life.” Want to hear more from your fellow writers? Check out hashtags #writersofku and #thisiswhatawriterlookslike or follow us on Instagram @writing.ku (Photo credit: Katie Elliott)
“We are living. This is very good. So love it; enjoy your life.”--Kien Nguyen #thisiswhatawriterlookslike http://t.co/mpjKl8iNjo


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