helped improved my writing skills by 800%. he can be opinionated, especially w/ writing styles, so get used to his way of writing and youll be fine. besides writing assignments, hes really easy.
BEST HUM EVER. Richardon's my hero! Learned soooooo much, the sentence rules actually coincided with my own rules, very opinionated. Moved at a really fast pace. Great class discussions. Pretty hard grader, though (except on quizzes). Really approachable and helpful.
Taught me how to write. Period. I love that man. Awesome teacher and super nice too, don't let anyone tell you different.
I LOVE MR R!!! he is the best teacher i have ever had. makes class interseting and you learn sooo much. this guy's a genius! -- hum 1
An excellent teacher, yet even writing ABOUT him gives me the shivers: he's the only teacher who has scribbled 87 question marks in the margin of ONE PAGE of a thesis paper. Serious about what he does and serious about himself, his rigorous slant towards English and writing will make you reconsider every word you write. Extra credit more than helps balance out 50%'s on timed writings, etc. He attacks your self-respect, not your GPA!
Had him for Lit. A wonderful teacher, but his reserve can be intimidating, and he's quite opinionated--take his statements with a grain of salt. Grades harshly but fairly; won't accept B.S. Enjoy his class or not, you'll be a better writer and thinker for it. Best English teacher I've ever had.
Excellent teacher, he just needs to learn to have more fun at school, like mr MsCarthy. Hes great at working what we are doing in history into what we are doing in english. We have to read a lot for him but you'll probably learn more about the book from the class discussions than actually reading it(but don't think that means you dont have to read it or you'll be screwed if theres a test before the discussion)
excellent teacher, class is like english boot camp. don't take criticism personally. reserved yet brilliant, wish more teachers were like him
You will be a better writer when you leave his class. Be opinionated but not obnoxious.
Mr. Richardson is awesome. He doesn't grade THAT hard, and he's a good person and really fun.
Get the McRich HUM and you'll learn a lot and have fun! You do work hard but its completely worth it. Their class discussions are a great teaching style.
I'm so glad I have Mr. Richardson...now that they're adding the writing portion to the SAT next year, I'll be ready for it.
Harsh, but accurate grader. Fun to debate with sometimes, and fun to watch him debate stubborn students. ("You're WRONG, Mr. Richardson!")
2 of my most memorable moments in high school were when i made him smile... and he taught me how to write.
He really knows his stuff. He's a hard grader, but he'll really teach you how to write an excellent essay. He can debate almost anything you say.
He loves his students -- he can argue any opinion to the ground, but by the end of his class you'll feel like you can do the same. He taught me how to THINK!
forces his opinions on the class more than mccarthy... but a cool guy and he's teaching me to write better
You may not like him now, but you will later look back and realize what a great teacher he is. Take advantage of your time with him... you'll learn so much.
Great English Teacher. Grading is somewhat severe and writing guidelines strict, but dissects Shakespeare like nobody else. I heavily recommend him for HUM I
Yes, he's very certain of his opinions. Yes, he's fairly reserved. But earning this man's respect will be one of the most rewarding things you ever do.
OMG I LOVE MR R!!!!! HE IS AWESOME....EVERYONE TAKE AP LIT!
He's a total genius and you learn so much in his class. He's inspiring, the books are great, and you feel smarter when you walk out!
Awesome teacher. He'll treat you well if you take his class seriously and try your best. I learned a TON -- keep an open mind about your writing style.
Dips papers in ink to grade them, I swear; his style or it's WRONG.
he is SO smart. listen to him and you will learn much. get to know him.
Extremely helpful if you ask. Harsh grader, but encourages independant thought.
He makes personal attacks against people, and doesn't care about his students.
I never wrote an essay that got passing grade, but got 790 SAT II Writing.
he'll help you a lot, but give up on trying to understand him, it's impossible
He's straightforward and tells you what you need to hear,
So brilliant...he grades sophomores hard but seniors moderately.
little scary, class with him is just amazing such an intelligent great teacher
Mr. Richardson is extremely helpful and a hilarious guy when you get to know him
Grades hard, but really improves your writing. A bit intimidating, but nice
hard but GOOD..i want him for LIT..good sponser...he cares tho he doesnt show it
makes personal attacks on your opinions during debates
he taught me how to write and he does smile- you just have to work for it
Excellent. He taught me to write well. Into hiking/outdoor stuff. Cool guy!
i feel like all ive learned is that i will never be able to write
you can never tell what he thinks of you. has a superb mind
top notch discussions, good debates, analysis of literature, learn how to write
he disliked me for no apparent reason -- I worked hard for a mediocre grade
I fought with him all the time in class - set in his opinions, but debates well
Hard class. V. Cool Guy. Hard to tell what he's thinking. Lean a lot in class.
he knows what he's talkin about, and he's the 2nd half of the very cool hum duo!