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Exam essays in 20th-century World History;In brief;Books;Curriculum materials;Reviews

EXAM ESSAYS IN 20TH-CENTURY WORLD HISTORY. Edited by Peter Catterall. Heinemann pound;6.99

It seems like an A-level student's dream come true: university historians writing exemplar essays on 26 frequently asked exam questions - and all fronted by a guide on "How to write a good A-level essay" written by the NEAB's chairman of history.

All the contributors, of course, write with a secure grasp of their subject. But some of the efforts lack clarity, and take too long to start answering the question.

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