I'm new in this forum.
I'm very confused about taking a MA in english. The only reason why I would be interest in taking my masters in english is to help my writing skills, communication, public speaking, and everything that would help me in law school. I know I want to go to law school, I know I want to be an attorney. However, English is my second language. Although, I completed my bachelor's degrees in the U.S. (Pol. Sci & Bus. Adm. ), I feel like I still need to work in my writing and communication skills. I have never taken the LSAT test, I have taken the Kaplan LSAT class, which it was difficult for me to keep up.
In my junior year in college, I started as an intern for a state senator and Assemblyman office, as a legislative aid. At the end of my internship, I got hired full-time. After graduation, I started working for the Assemblyman's law firm, which is a real estate firm. I'm still working there, I do closing books and I help other attorneys with other matters. They all encourage me to take the LSAT and leave my fears behind. My family has been on my back for me to take this LSAT. My sister is a Doctor, english is her second language too. However, she went to med. school in our country, she was already a doctor when she moved here. She is very different than me, she is a fighter and never gives up. She took the requirement exams to revalidate her title in the U.S. I believe there were 4 exams total, 8 hours each. she studied day and night for 8 months, and she passed them all. She is now the director of her department, works full time in a very prestigious hospital and bought a dream house, which is a big accomplishment for her and our family. However, I do believe that her career and law are two totally different fields. Doctors do not need to be perfect writers, or have the best communication skills, or big researchers. Whereas, attorneys do. She doesn't want me to do my masters. she thinks that is a total waste of time, that I should just study hard for the LSAT and just battle whatever comes my way in law school.
What do you think?