L'Étranger is a fantastic piece of literature, (once you understand what you're reading!) and is a common choice amongst teachers to study at Advanced Higher level. That's why we have put together some answers to commonly asked questions regarding the book. After gaining knowledge on the theory of the absurd, the author - Camus, allows us to step into the scene of a murder, committed by his strange and awkward character Meursault
How we aim to help you:
Here at Language Learning Scotland we understand that writing a dissertation for the first time can prove to be a real challenge. That is why, we have tried to make the process less stressful for Advanced Higher French students.
Firstly, we recommend that you sign up for a Glasgow Library card, as this will allow you to gain access to sites such as Gale Literature Center and Proquest which are both great sites to find secondary sources.
Secondly, ensure that throughout the process of reading the book and finding quotes that you note down the page numbers as this will save you a lot of time when it comes to formatting them into footnotes later on. On top of this, ensure you complete the same process for secondary sources found either online or from documents (newspapers, dissertations etc). We recommend that if you find a source which you like, that you take note of the websites URL as you can reference back to it if needed.
Lastly, ensure that all the work is your own. The SQA take plagiarism very seriously and it is not worth loosing all the marks for dissertation because you didn't write it on your own or quoted directly without a reference.
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