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, and the most recent participants boosted their reading comprehension by an average of 37%, and more than doubled their reading speed (from 229 to 540 words per minute!).

The five-day 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

Fall '19 Program  

The Program for the Fall '19 semester has concluded.  


M-F, (5 sessions) - Classes will meet for 75 minutes daily, Monday through Friday, with four different class times from which to choose:

 12:30 PM  2:00 PM  4:30 PM  7:00 PM

To accommodate your schedule, you are free to attend class at a different time each day!

LOCATION: SOAR (Strategies, Organization and Achievement Resources) Conference Room in Old West - Lower Level, Room 002

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

TUITION: $149.00, payable to Baldridge Reading & Study Skills.

REGISTRATION:  The Baldridge Progam for Fall '19 has concluded. Please check back in July 2020 for information on future sessions.

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, Elizabeth Connelly, at 717-245-1734.