Higher English Revision Watch
Sorry for my bad English
Basically what I did was I made a bank of mock critical essays for some of the past questions that had come up. I did this during the year (I only had a few done for the prelim just make sure you have lots done by the final exam) so all I had to do was look through them before the exam and vaguely know what to write. To learn them, I wrote out a template intro and outro. This may not work for you but i was taught this and it helped me do it faster in the exam since I had it memorised really well. I just learnt a huggee amount of quotes by writing them out again and again, talking to myself and making sure my quotes could be used for more than one theme/question so I had around 50 quotes memorised by the end I could use. I also just tried to get an idea of how to analyse them as well and make sure you link back to the question and make the quote make sense in the context you are talking about.
Make a quote bank of all the quotes under certain themes which can come up as a possible question. I printed this out and highlighted and colour coded for ages just so it looked pretty and I was able to learn it easier. This meant in the exam I just had to quickly think what theme the question linked to and bam I had quotes!
RUAE was such a pain for me throughout the year. I ended up getting 25/30 which I was shocked by honestly. For this, I just did as many practises as i could and started learning what each question wanted from me so that I knew exactly what kind of words to include, how to structure my answer and ALWAYS make sure you write more points than marks! This sounds hard but trust me just scrounge around for some extra points (they may seem bad but it doesn't matter). It just helps incase one is right and you get a lucky mark or two.
I can't think of what else to say atm since it feels like forever ago I sat that exam but let me know if you have anymore questions!!