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John Warner is the author of Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities and The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing.

January 20, 2022 - 6:01pm
Sometimes you have to let the despair in to find some hope on the other side.
January 12, 2022 - 4:20pm
Maybe they just aren’t like the rest of us. (And not in a good way.)
January 3, 2022 - 9:06pm
Institutions are running out of people to sacrifice.
December 15, 2021 - 8:25pm
Short reviews of books I wish I had time to write about in more detail.
December 9, 2021 - 8:32pm
What do you do? Leave, quite possibly.
December 2, 2021 - 5:47pm
I’m hooked. How did Peloton do it? Pedagogy.
November 18, 2021 - 6:06pm
Pride is an important habit of mind when it comes to writing well. How often do we allow students to experience it?
November 9, 2021 - 9:13pm
Sure, it’s been fun to mock. But the impulse to start something new highlights the disconnect between operations and mission in postsecondary institutions.
November 3, 2021 - 7:57pm
Listen to Tressie McMillan Cottom interview Louise Seamster and I think you’ll agree that this is the right thing to do, too.
October 25, 2021 - 9:38pm
It is dismayingly shortsighted for public four-year schools to advocate against free community college.

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