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

June 28, 2020
Can we dispense with magical thinking?
June 24, 2020
I will miss what the comments here have provided, but I'm not sorry to see them go. Maybe there's a replacement?
June 15, 2020
Questioning some fundamentals in order to help achieve "resilient pedagogy."
June 5, 2020
When someone accuses others of practicing "safetyism," look at where the power lies.
June 3, 2020
Lee Skallerup Bessette is back with an online teaching experience that may surprise some.
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.

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