Mr. Markham gets a bad rep for being strict. Granted, he is very set in his was, but he enjoys when people disagree with him. But he likes it even more when you agree. This is a class that you WANT to be noticed in. Stay after class for a few minutes some time and have a short conversation and listen to him. It will make class easier if he knows you well and enjoys hearing you talk. FYI he loves hemingway, READ OLD MAN IN THE SEA WHEN ITS ASSIGNED!!!!!! Take it seriously.
He loves what he does but thinks that he knows everything
Sure hes a great teacher...he really knows how to bring a student in to college writing by making that student write what he wants you to write.