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

May 26, 2020
How the leaders of these schools signal their intentions speak volumes, through their silences as much as their words.
May 21, 2020
An alternative to getting into a technologically mediated academic dishonesty arms race.
May 14, 2020
Looking at institutional collapse may cause a change of heart and mind.
May 4, 2020
What I'd say if someone asked me.
April 28, 2020
… this is the letter I hope I would be in a position to write.
April 22, 2020
The questions institutions should be asking.
April 7, 2020
We're in a crisis, but with some sound research and data collection, we can navigate through it.
April 2, 2020
We may be looking at teaching from a distance for the indefinite future. I had to figure out how to teach students I'd never meet.
March 29, 2020
There's lots of things we should be observing and thinking about. That doesn't mean we're in the midst of an experiment.
March 23, 2020
The crisis of the coronavirus has torn the mask off an economy designed to thwart life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all.


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