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

September 18, 2018
It's not the book I thought it was. Neither is it the book it could be.
September 12, 2018
Balancing data and judgment when individuals aren't averages.
September 9, 2018
85% of the jobs today's students will be doing in 2030 haven't been invented yet. Or maybe not.
September 6, 2018
Vacation setbacks.
August 30, 2018
Why rubrics limit long term-learning. A guest post from Denise Krane of Santa Clara University.
August 28, 2018
A guest post by Jack Baker of Spring Arbor University on varieties of general education
August 23, 2018
Or ... why everyone, including students, can use a little recognition of their efforts.
August 20, 2018
Recommended books for inquiring minds. 
August 17, 2018
Read more. Write more. Learn more.
August 15, 2018
A great book gets me thinking about a moment that lingers.


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