independent study


: 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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But in 1992, the US Federal Aviation Authority and Boeing, in an independent study, investigated the use of electronic devices on aircraft interference and found no issues with computers or other personal electronic devices during non-critical phases of flight. Doug Drury, CNN, 6 Apr. 2023 Last October, Jana Elementary School in Florissant, Missouri shut down after an independent study found radioactive lead dust in the school building. Kelsey Klimara, ABC News, 4 Apr. 2023 In 2021, the county commissioned an independent study by Rand Corp., which found that more than 15% of deputies and supervisors who responded to an anonymous survey had been invited to join a gang in the last five years. Keri Blakingerstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 2 Mar. 2023 Many students devote themselves to independent study programs. Patricia Mazzei, New York Times, 14 Feb. 2023

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“Independent study.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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