TAKE AP ENGLISH!! Easily one of my favorite high school classes. Plan to actually improve essay writing and to actively participate in class discussions. People get annoyed at him for being political but he's really just promoting the political ideas in the book and playing devils advocate, those aren't always his personal politics. LIFE is political, get over it.
My experience with this teacher, although hard to believe, was just plain awful. My sibling and friends that had him before me spoke highly of him, so I had high expectations for his class. I had him my junior year. Worst class I ever had. I signed up for an English class, not a class where the teacher constantly bashes religion and pushes his existential agnostic beliefs on every student. The only thing I ever learned was what Existentialism is.
Best teacher I had in my whole high school career. If you have the opportunity, take his AP English Literature
Best teacher I had in high school. He made such an impact that I still remember him and his class seven years later. He introduced me to a new genre of literature and I've been hooked ever since! I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Mr. O'Dowd is by far the best educator I have encountered in twelve years of schooling. He is passionate about enlightening his students to critical thinking, as opposed to test prep, as most of the teachers at SLHS are obsessed with. Mr. O'Dowd genuinely cares for all of his students and makes sure everyone has a great experience. He has inspired me to become the best student I can be and never give up on my dreams. A knowledgeable, helpful, and wonderful person. I highly recommend!
I loved him! He really was a very intelligent man, and he taught me a lot about the world and English. He cares about all of him students, and he doesn't make us feel like we're still in second grade
Mr. O'Dowd was by far the most memorable and best teacher I have ever had. He inspired me to become a writer and helped me to appreciate literature more than ever.
O'dowd is the worst teacher I have ever had! He does not teach the class in any effective manner and he didn't care that he didn't. He constantly insulted me and other students in an unprofessional wa
Mr. O'Dowd was my favorite teacher at South Lyon. He was a great teacher and one of the best parts of that school.
Out of all the teachers I had at SLHS, O'Dowd was the most fustrating. At the end of it all, he only made me think more critically, and logically, and I wouldnt hesitate to take those classes again.
Good guy, talks ENDLESSLY (Especially about what he thinks...) Tends to just shut you down when you disagree with him, and sometimes may forcefully move on from the subject when he is beaten.
Can't teach. Great at sharing HIS ideas and philosophies to the class. Assignments are pointless and long and the class is constantly in the computer lab
i had a blast in his class and a lot of what he taught me in classical lit has helped in college
He's a pretty nice teacher. Goes off tangents ALOT but there always funny =]
It's only the second week of school and I already know O'Dowds class will be awesome because he has a couch and I get to sit on it everyday.
mr. o'dowd is probably one of the best teachers at this school. he cares so much and is so energetic he makes learning so fun! hes awsome.
I disliked O'Dowd because I did not appreciate him constantly criticizing our president. He should keep his political views out of the classroom. I thought he was very unprofessional.
best darn teacher i ever had, if u ask me! hes hilarious! and those shoes!
one of the coolest teachers i have ever had. i have never had a teacher that loved teaching so much. The comments about his "liberal views" are laughable and misleading!
He's a nice man. Although sometimes it feels as though the class is against Christians, or any religion, but he has so much energy and really loves to teach.
O'Dowd is definitely a strange little man, I have him first hour and i have never seen a teacher so energetic in my life, especially at 7:30 in the morning.