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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April 18, 2019
Attorney General Barr pulled a "freshman" move.
April 17, 2019
“Author’s purpose” is a concept central to the Advanced Placement English Language curriculum. Preparing for the standardized exam at the end of the course complicates students’ own writerly senses of purpose.
April 11, 2019
Two articles caught my attention. I wanted to see what I could make of them.
April 7, 2019
Sub-subtitle: What I learned on my New Zealand vacation.
April 4, 2019
“I pray every single day for a revolution.”
April 2, 2019
We should move away from describing faculty positions in binary terms.
March 27, 2019
A guest blog from Paula Patch
March 25, 2019
Not all non-tenure-track faculty are the same.
March 20, 2019
Establishing a national online university is a Hail Mary pass for an institution that's not being sufficiently supported. It's a common story throughout the country.
March 17, 2019
I feel fortunate, because judging from popular opinion, liking one's job is relatively rare.

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