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

July 1, 2018
We are literally requiring students to write badly to do well.
June 28, 2018
How can we incentivize students to take writing risks, and give them an escape when they get in over their heads?
June 26, 2018
It's tragic such a thing exists.
June 20, 2018
For many of us, it was never alive in the first place, but the values tenure is meant to promote can and must endure.
June 18, 2018
But we need to get beyond the pseudo-idea.
June 14, 2018
I'm not losing my mind yet, but it's close.
June 11, 2018
A suppressed memory returns
June 7, 2018
When institutions compete for students, it's the students who lose out.
June 4, 2018
A pointless, bad assessment is on its last legs.
May 31, 2018
When public institutions are subsumed by private interests, we all get fleeced.


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