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 26, 2018
What I learned on my vacation.
March 22, 2018
Testing had turned the teaching of reading and literature positively kafkaesque
March 18, 2018
Have we lost the whole point of education?
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.


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