Write Here, Right Now

Please log in to view this page.

Log in with your KU online ID

Log in for non-KU users who have been invited to this page

Quick Question?

Not sure how to cite a source in a particular style? Want to double-check punctuation in a sentence?    Ask a writing consultant! Allow 24 hours for a response.

Do you have a question about the Writing Center or our services? E-mail us.

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

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times