John Warner

A blog by John Warner, writer/editor/speaker/consultant with more than twenty years of experience teaching college-level writing. His newest books are Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities, and The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction WritingHe is editor emeritus of McSweeney's Internet Tendency and you can read his weekly column at the Chicago Tribune

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November 15, 2018
In my experience as editor of a cultishly popular humor website, seeking diversity was a key to improving quality.
November 13, 2018
Here is my memory of the quadratic equation: plug and chug.
November 7, 2018
Competition is both inefficient and costly. Plus it erodes the institutional mission and operations of public higher education institutions. 
November 4, 2018
One of us is a genius. Both of us have had our careers warped by contingency.
November 1, 2018
Maryland's Board of Regents tried to get away with something shameful, but other shameful things are happening daily on campuses everywhere.
October 28, 2018
...is something that no instructor should ever have to say.
October 24, 2018
...doesn't exist.
October 22, 2018
Facebook's bad data ruined lives. Are we sufficiently vigilant in education?
October 18, 2018
I think we can do it, but I need your help. 
October 16, 2018
And also, what is it not?

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