ChicagoKid27 wrote: blueapple wrote: ChicagoKid27 wrote: ChicagoKid27 wrote: blueapple wrote:
ChicagoKid27 wrote:Start studying a language. You need to the view the LSAT as a foreign language. Train yourself to recognize patterns by learning a language that is unknown to you.
Don't give advice like this if you're a junior in college and haven't taken the LSAT. It's great that you're learning Russian but the reason to learn Russian is not because it will help you on the LSAT.
You do realize that I plan on studying for the LSAT right? I'm learning a foreign language to keep my mind sharp and to help increase analytical skill, I'm only a junior, yea your right. I also plan on taking a year or two between graduated and starting law school. If I start studying for the LSAT now there's a good chance I could burn out. Besides, there are many benefits to being bilingual such as improved memory, increased perception, and better decision making skills. All of which will come in handy when studying for the LSAT. Plus, your understanding of the English language also improves, which is kind of important if you want to be a lawyer.
I'm saying you're not really qualified to give advice about best methods for getting a high LSAT score yet. Studying for the LSAT is the best method. I'm not saying there aren't benefits to knowing another language -- I'm saying "learn a language so you can do better on the LSAT" is a bad reason to learn a language and bad advice for how to do well on the LSAT.
Also, there was no reason for you to revive a dead thread like this to impart your wisdom.
With all due respect Redbanana, OP asked for advice. I gave advice. It's your issue you find the advice not helpful. You're not qualified to tell me I'm not qualified.[/quote]
OP actually has not posted on this forum in over 6 months. You're new here, so I'll just tell you: we do not revise old threads like this, especially if we have nothing to add to the subject (which you don't).
As for what you think you are adding to the topic, I'll quote your other thread:
if you wish to develop greater analytical reasoning skills, which is what the LSAT measures, you should try studying a foreign language
The LSAT is not simply an analytical reasoning test, so your logic is flawed here. There is an analytical reasoning section, but I do not see any reason why knowing a foreign language will help you, since it really does not test raw analytical reasoning skills, but, rather, a particularly idiosyncratic type of reasoning that is best learned by simply studying past tests. No one will tell you anything different.