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

February 13, 2019
A real world job that somehow fits perfectly with my "academic" experience. Curious thing, that.
February 11, 2019
Andre Costopoulos shows a way to get all students involved in a real research project.
February 7, 2019
It's ugly, but it was foreseeable, maybe even inevitable.
February 4, 2019
On the eve of a book publication I answer the question I ask students.
January 31, 2019
Elizabeth Wardle is here to tell us that teaching writing is just good teaching.
January 27, 2019
A style guide even for those of us who no longer assign style guides.
January 24, 2019
What happens when we put "appreciation" at the center of a course?
January 20, 2019
Sarah Rose Cavanagh reminds us that when it comes to big questions, it's always complicated.
January 16, 2019
Amy Lynch-Biniek recounts an MLA panel on contingent and adjunct labor with some thoughts on how to bridge the gaps and keep us from repeating the past.
January 15, 2019
Governor Newsom, please don't spend $10 million on a system that tracks students from kindergarten all the way into the work force.


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