In the Tannen article I was surprised what she said about boys and girls being in the same class. In one the the lines in her essay she says "When young young women sit next to young men in classrooms, the males talk more." At Watterson this wasn't true. In group discussions only a few boys talked and almost all of the girls did. The discussion time was taken up by female voices more than males with the exception of a few classes. After this section of the essay goes on to talk about how girls and boys act outside of class.Girls tend to hang out with their best friends and boys hang in larger groups. Women bound through troubles and men bound through good natured teasing and horsing around. Then she applies this to the classroom saying the boys like to talk in class because it is like being in public. Girls do not speak as much because they like smaller groups. I still don't agree with this statement. I liked the essay and the theories she provided. My question to the class is what is your opinion on what happens in a classroom. Keeping in mind that every class is diverse who talks more the boys or the girls?