The Spring '14 program has concluded. Please check back in December for Spring '15 registration information.

Baldridge Reading and Study Skills Program is a supplemental pay-for-service classroom workshop available to students at Dickinson College. An instructor from the Baldridge Reading Program will be on campus each year to work with interested students who want to learn techniques to increase reading speed, improve comprehension, deepen concentration, and strengthen recall in their reading.

Students bring their assigned work with them, so it’s a highly efficient use of their time. Past Dickinson participants have raved about the program, which has helped students boost their reading comprehension by an average of 60%, and more than doubled their reading speed (from 159 words per minute to 375!).

The one-week workshop also covers additional skills such as time management, note taking, and test-taking.

The Baldridge Reading Program aims to help students develop:

  • Stronger concentration
  • Better comprehension
  • Increased speed
  • Greater retention
  • Higher test scores

Spring '14 Program  

SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday (5 total sessions)

Classes will meet 75 minutes daily for 5 days, with are multiple class times each day from which to choose. To accommodate your schedule, you may attend class at a different time each day.

LOCATION:  Library Information Commons

WHAT TO BRING:  Two textbooks, a novel or magazine, a notebook and a pen or pencil

TUITION: $150.00,  payable to Baldridge Reading & Study Skills.

REGISTRATION:  The Spring '14 program has concluded. Check back in December for Spring '15 registration information. An updated registration form will be available before the Winter Break. 

QUESTIONS: Please feel free to call  David Hungerford, the Program Director, at (330) 908-3419, or email ( You may also contact  the Dickinson liaison for the program, Susan Frommer, at 717-254-8107.