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

March 13, 2018
Peter Greene, a "Very Seasoned" teacher guest posting for John Warner, answers "That Question."
March 9, 2018
Taking a trip of a lifetime and leaving someone to mind the store.
March 5, 2018
Nothing seems to happen until enough people are finally fed up.
March 2, 2018
I return to an elite university as a "renowned public scholar."
February 25, 2018
They admit they're not up to the task of stitching the country back together. Who is?
February 23, 2018
What does "winning" mean for a higher education institution?
February 20, 2018
Try something, see what happens.
February 15, 2018
Two examples of ill-conceived attempts at "transformation."
February 13, 2018
A system without a way to win, even when you're on top.
February 6, 2018
A new way to surveil students. Yay!


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