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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March 17, 2019
I feel fortunate, because judging from popular opinion, liking one's job is relatively rare.
March 13, 2019
How could I not offer two, maybe even three cents on the news of the day?
March 10, 2019
A professor changes his mind based on student feedback. What could be the problem with that?
March 6, 2019
...to maximize their learning. Why inducing the flail is an important part of learning to write.
March 3, 2019
They should put a Surgeon General's warning on this thing.
February 27, 2019
Wondering why and if these things matter.
February 24, 2019
We should strive to make students' lives less precarious.
February 21, 2019
I was educated in the last century, and yet I'm thriving in the age of disruption. Are there lessons for those who worry about the "demands of the 21st century?"
February 18, 2019
Instructional design? Instructional delivery? How about both?
February 13, 2019
A real world job that somehow fits perfectly with my "academic" experience. Curious thing, that.

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