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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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!
February 5, 2018
The poor jump through hoops; the powerful are given loopholes.
January 31, 2018
Wrestling with many questions.
January 29, 2018
I'm not so sure reasoned debate has quite the influence some seem to believe.
January 25, 2018
Serious people sometimes make silly predictions.
January 23, 2018
I think students need to embrace failure as an ongoing part of learning, but that could be privilege talking.
January 18, 2018
It might not be as dire as the headlines suggest.

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