December 10, 2010
I am a graduate of Harford Tech, now in college for engineering. I enjoyed my time at Tech, mostly because it was not challenging and allowed for goofing-off. Upon arriving at a college, I realized that, despite what school officials and teachers had insisted, Tech had, in no way, prepared me for college. I graduated 6th in my class with a 4.4 GPA and was not ready for college. Tech offers none of the higher level classes found at other schools and the overall course offering is quite limited. The methods of teaching at Tech do not reflect college, either. Most teachers promote high calculator, note, and book dependence in classwork, homework and on tests. While this does, as they say, simulates the "real world", it does not simulate college, much less prepare students for college, resulting in skewed rankings and GPA's. A "smart" Tech student is not a "smart" student at other schools. This results in Tech graduates being able to get into a wide variety of colleges, only to realize they are not prepared for college. If I had to choose again, I would never had gone to Harford Tech, instead choosing to attend a real school and actually have a chance in college.
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