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

April 18, 2018
As non-tenure-track faculty fight for better pay, students and teachers rediscover the value of liberal education in that very struggle.
April 16, 2018
When a post-academic has success, consider the defeats that success hides.
April 12, 2018
Subsides for athletics are significant. What else could that money buy?
April 10, 2018
Thank goodness book publishing is a team sport.
April 4, 2018
When even the winners lose.
April 1, 2018
What choices should we make when we know students are paying the bills?
March 28, 2018
Anyone who believes this either doesn't understand teaching and learning, or worse.
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?


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