The following pages provide a variety of suggestions and learning resources for maximizing your academic experience. You will find everything from study, reading, test taking and time management strategies to links to campus tutoring resources such as the MSSC, Writing Center or peer tutoring.
One important element of academic success is meeting and getting to know some of your professors. Faculty can guide you, help you with the content of your courses, and write your letters of recommendation. A good semester goal is to get to know your professors each semester. If you are not sure how to approach your professors or just want to be extra prepared before scheduling a meeting, take a look at the resources we have provided below.
You can also schedule an appointment with either Liz Keeney (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Erin Salva (email@example.com) in the Student Accessibility and Support Services office to discuss academic support services and resources available to all students. Erin Salva is located in room 217 of the Cox Health and Counseling Center, 104 West Scott Lane and Liz is in Room 312, Pierce Hall, 201 College Park St.
Many of the following resources can be found at the Haverford College Office of Academic Resources, Learning Resources webpage.
The following resources were altered to allow for accessibility. If you need to gain access to these resources in an alternate format please contact Emily Wise at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 740-427-5692.
Baldridge Reading and Study Skills Program is a week long program designed for First Year and Transfer Students that is offered during the first part of the fall semester. Classes are offered on a rotation basis so students can drop in as their schedules allow and bring their course readings to work on.
The BR&SS program instruction emphasizes:
The objective of the Baldridge Program is to assist students in developing and improving their reading and study skills in their own academic work. Students are taught a wide range of techniques and strategies, which can improve their reading comprehension, retention, speed and concentration. This improvement can lead toward a greater sense of satisfaction and a more positive attitude toward studying. As a result of the program, most students can grasp ideas and concepts more easily, organize and remember facts more readily, initiate and sustain interest for longer periods, and complete their reading assignments in considerable less time. Most students find that they enjoy reading much more after they have developed their reading and study skills in the program.
Registration for the BR&SS program is made directly through the Baldridge Reading website. Scholarships are available for qualified students. Please contact Student Accessibility & Support Services (SASS) for scholarship assistance at email@example.com.
Alternate Media Conversion Tool:
Tools for Reading:
Tools for Writing:
Text to Speech
Speech to Text
Tools for Notetaking
Math Support Finder - online tool that helps identify the right combination of tools to read math accessibly
MathML Cloud - open source tool to create math content accessible to all readers
Screen Reader Software
Baldridge Reading Program (info available summer 2019)