Twins in the same classroom

Brenda Lester alphatwin2002 at YAHOO.COM
Thu Dec 14 20:40:41 UTC 2006

My twin sister and I were separated in the second grade. I don't know why. My sister and I went to the same university. She stumbled out with a low GPA, and I sailed out with good numbers. Linda is the extrovert, and she spent too much time having fun, while I stayed home and studied. I think it all comes down to personality. Linda has intellect but little patience.

  Rhinebeck, NY

Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM> wrote:
  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"
>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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