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What’s Accountability?

12.12.2023 • 5 min read

Bryan Hernandez


Learn about accountability and how setting up a routine will help you hold yourself accountable.

When it comes to your coursework, do you do what you say you’re going to do? When you say you’re going to do it?

Sometimes…maybe? (No judgment—we’ve all been there.)

When you do what you say you’re going to do, you take responsibility for your learning. That’s called accountability, and it’s one of the keys to your success in college and beyond!

Taryn, an academic advisor here at, has some helpful tips on how you can boost your accountability.

Accountability isn’t always easy. But a new routine can help you stay accountable and on track toward your goals. As Taryn explained, you can create a new routine in 3 simple steps:

  1. Find a dedicated study space

  2. Create a study ritual

  3. Build in rewards

These 3 steps cue your brain that it’s time to learn and give you a little extra motivation as you study. (Who couldn’t use that from time to time?)

Give a new routine a try. It just might keep you accountable and on track toward your goals!