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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October 12, 2018
The best atmosphere for learning I ever experienced had nothing to do with school.
October 8, 2018
Maybe bubble talk is kind of stupid.
October 3, 2018
Yale Law students question the nature of their own institution. Will it lead to a reckoning?
October 1, 2018
There are more university presses than ever before, and sales are up.
September 28, 2018
The only way forward if we care about maintaining access to post-secondary education.
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.

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