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

October 8, 2017
According to powerful people, kids must learn to code. I'm wishing for different lessons.
October 5, 2017
What if checklists only work when the people using them have already achieved "literacy."
October 2, 2017
Recommended books on writing, teaching, and teaching writing.
September 27, 2017
Even the regular operations of the NCAA are a kind of corruption. Let's bring everything into the light.
September 24, 2017
Trying to puncture the hype of ed tech journalism.
September 22, 2017
Not teaching for the first time in 17 years and recognizing what I'm missing out on.
September 19, 2017
Two articles outline a problem that's already arrived.
September 14, 2017
Privileging correctness crowds out other meaningful parts of learning.
September 10, 2017
Comments reflect community, but communities collapse.
September 6, 2017
When the chips are down, higher ed leadership stands with their students.

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