A Short Biography on Some of Europe's Most Loved and Hated Monarchs - Pt2 (Mad) King George III

Written by Stuart Bazga

King George III who suffered from porphyria, a maddening disease, was born in 1738 to Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta. In 1761 George married Charlotte of Mecklinburg-Strelitz and together produced fifteen children: nine sons and six daughters.

King George III came torepparttar throne in 1760 and was determined to recoverrepparttar 149486 power lost torepparttar 149487 ministerial council byrepparttar 149488 first two Georges by systematically weakeningrepparttar 149489 Whig party through bribery, coercion and patronage. Prime Minister, William Pittrepparttar 149490 Elder was toppled by Whigs in 1763 afterrepparttar 149491 signing ofrepparttar 149492 Peace of Paris, and men of ordinary aptitude were then hand-picked by George as Cabinet members to become little more than yes-men. Bouts with madness andrepparttar 149493 handling ofrepparttar 149494 American Revolution eroded his support andrepparttar 149495 power ofrepparttar 149496 Crown was granted again torepparttar 149497 Prime Minister.

In 1763 The Peace of Paris brought an end torepparttar 149498 Seven Years' War with France and Great Britain emerged fromrepparttar 149499 conflict asrepparttar 149500 world's greatest colonial power. England thrived but King George III's ongoing commitment to taxingrepparttar 149501 American colonies to pay for military protection led to conflict in 1775. The colonists declared their independence from England in 1776, but George stubbornly continued withrepparttar 149502 war untilrepparttar 149503 final American victory at Yorktown in 1781. The signing of The Peace of Versailles in 1783 ensured British recognition ofrepparttar 149504 United States of America. The stress of these events took their toll on George: his sanity was stretched torepparttar 149505 breaking point and his political power decreased when William Pittrepparttar 149506 Younger became Prime Minister in 1783. George clawed back some of his powers, driving Pitt from office duringrepparttar 149507 years 1801 to 1804, but his condition worsened and he ceased to rule in 1811.


Written by Jim Norrena

Pay attention to your own rhythms

When are yourepparttar sharpest duringrepparttar 149338 day? When are you typically sleepy? When do you haverepparttar 149339 most energy?

If you are most sharp duringrepparttar 149340 morning hours, schedule time before you leave for work to do your assigned readings. If you work best inrepparttar 149341 middle ofrepparttar 149342 night, schedule your project time at 10:00pm to 1:00am. If you get sleepy inrepparttar 149343 middle ofrepparttar 149344 afternoon on weekends, use that time to take a nap or to take a walk – don’t schedule your study time during that period.

Remember that you have to be alert to study and learn well, so schedule your study time at optimal points inrepparttar 149345 day, not when you know you’ll be tired.

A special note to parents: Most parents with small children really can’t do much of anything until late at night when their kids are in bed. This “quiet time” may be ideal – unless you are exhausted. If you are, consider going to sleep when your kids do and scheduling study time very early inrepparttar 149346 morning, before everyone else wakes up. Or, schedule specific times onrepparttar 149347 weekends, shutrepparttar 149348 door and let your family know that you are not to be disturbed during those hours.

Time management checklist

Drive your own desired results with these effective time-management skills that keep your online learning on track. Use this checklist:

Set time aside throughoutrepparttar 149349 week to participate in discussions and ask questions Schedule time to match your personality—that is, when you study best Monitor how motivated you are Apply self-discipline as necessary Allow for “off-line” writing, researching, and studying time Print longer documents for easier reading Read all comments to avoid duplicating responses Develop relationships with other students Use word-processing programs for longer responses to ensure accuracy Report technical difficulties immediately to administrator and/or instructor Motivate yourself to do assignments or prepare for online discussions


Live vs. Synchronous vs. Asynchronous vs. Self-Study

There are basically three types of instructor-led course formats: Live, Synchronous and Asynchronous. Self-Study courses make uprepparttar 149350 fourth common online format. Let’s look at these four formats in more detail.

Live: These are real-time seminars, panel-discussions, workshops or other presentations that are delivered online by technologies known as webcasting or streaming. The events are “streamed” into your computer overrepparttar 149351 Internet in real time. These types of presentations fall into two other sub-categories: one-way or interactive (bi-directional). One-way means you sit back and watchrepparttar 149352 presentation on your computer like you would watch television. There may be exercises or projects involved, but you are not contributing torepparttar 149353 online discussion in real time. The other option, interactive, means that you can participate live, in real time, buy live chat, calling in, instant messaging or emailing questions torepparttar 149354 presenters. Usually, in these cases, there is a moderator who takesrepparttar 149355 questions fromrepparttar 149356 online audience and feeds them torepparttar 149357 presenters.

Note that participating in live streaming requires specific software on your computer, a high-speed broadband connection andrepparttar 149358 ability to live chat, IM or email in real time.

Synchronous: A synchronous course is one that takes place at specific times, with everyone “meeting” online. Unlike a Live course, a synchronous course can be as simple as an instructor designating a specific “class time,” such at Tuesday night from 7:00pm to 10:00 pm, where he or she will be “present.” During that class time, students can access lessons, reading, post exercises and assignments and get feedback fromrepparttar 149359 instructor via message boards, email and sometimes telephone or conference calls (students dialing into a toll-free conference line). Unlike real time streaming, a basic synchronous course is all about “meeting time” and less about technological capabilities. A synchronous course could be conducted with downloadable PDFs and message boards only, if such a case could even be accessed byrepparttar 149360 student via a dialup connection.

Asynchronous: An Asynchronous course is one whererepparttar 149361 student can accessrepparttar 149362 course information at any time ofrepparttar 149363 day, 24/7, and post their exercises and assignments at anytime. Feedback fromrepparttar 149364 instructor is intermittent, asrepparttar 149365 instructor is also reviewing student postings anytime ofrepparttar 149366 day, 24/7. In this scenario, a student may post a question on Monday evening and receive an answer fromrepparttar 149367 instructor on Tuesday afternoon or evening. All ofrepparttar 149368 interaction is thus, “time shifted.”

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