Twins in the same classroom

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Dec 14 14:57:32 UTC 2006

I had a pair of twins in one of my freshman comp. classes this
semester. They always sat together. One had slightly higher marks on
writing assignments than the other.  Go figure.

---Amy West

>Date:    Wed, 13 Dec 2006 18:04:27 -0800
>From:    "James A. Landau" <JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM>
>Subject: Re: Pompey, nickname for Portsmouth
>My uncle had twin daughters, three weeks older than me.  He made a
>point of making sure that the two were never in the same class
>(apparently back in those days the school system did not have a rule
>about twins).  Theory?  Perhaps, but the two, although twins, were
>very different.  Kay was brash and outgoing, Rebecca was bookish and
>introverted.  Putting the two in the same class would have resulted
>in each one comparing herself unfavorably with the other.  Also,
>there is a strong tendency for teachers and classmates to assume
>that twins are twins and therefore should be equally good both
>socially and academically.  I'm sure my uncle was right.

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