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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Most Recent Articles

September 24, 2018
Writing can be and should be fun. 
September 20, 2018
Some lessons in teaching and learning from John McPhee and one of his former students.
September 18, 2018
It's not the book I thought it was. Neither is it the book it could be.
September 12, 2018
Balancing data and judgment when individuals aren't averages.
September 9, 2018
85% of the jobs today's students will be doing in 2030 haven't been invented yet. Or maybe not.
September 6, 2018
Vacation setbacks.
August 30, 2018
Why rubrics limit long term-learning. A guest post from Denise Krane of Santa Clara University.
August 28, 2018
A guest post by Jack Baker of Spring Arbor University on varieties of general education
August 23, 2018
Or ... why everyone, including students, can use a little recognition of their efforts.
August 20, 2018
Recommended books for inquiring minds. 

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