independent study

noun

: a course of study done by a student without an instructor or with help from an instructor but not as part of an organized class
She is doing an independent study in Art History this semester.

Examples of independent study in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Top UConn officials pushed back against the independent study, but Lamont prevailed. Christopher Keating, Hartford Courant, 29 May 2024 Isabel Gallego, a high school senior doing independent study, was last seen by her parents the night of April 19, and was not in her room the following morning, according to her mother, Julie Gallego. Camila Pedrosa, Sacramento Bee, 6 June 2024 An independent study will also be needed to determine the real replenishment rate, a critical piece of information if Kenya is to exploit its new groundwater reserves sustainably. Brahma Chellaney, Foreign Affairs, 8 Apr. 2014 Point Loma Nazarene University, at a crossroads, frets over its future April 14, 2024 The state retains authority over what curriculum can be used in public schools, state attorneys said in Woolard briefings, even in independent study charter schools where families are home-schooling. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 In October, the three families sued State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and their two independent study home-schooling charters — Blue Ridge Academy and Visions in Education — in federal court, saying they should be allowed to use their charter funding for religious instruction and curricula. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 May 2024 Since then, an independent study concluded that no evidence was found connecting the UNRWA to the Oct. 7 attacks, according to NPR. Michael Saponara, Billboard, 7 May 2024 He’s enrolled in an independent study program through Oak Park Independent School, leaving time for surfing in the morning or whenever. Eric Sondheimer, Los Angeles Times, 5 May 2024 Pine View School Pine View, located in Osprey and operated by Sarasota County Schools, offers traditional learning mixed with independent study, mini course and ungraded classes. Jimena Tavel, Miami Herald, 3 May 2024

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“Independent study.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/independent%20study. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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