Hi, here are some tips I have:
- For english lit, it could help if you understand which bits you want to analyse by knowing what to pick out from the text: look for context (isn't included within the text, but it's basically what was happening during the time that text/poem was written - it could be to do with the author or the actual time period); themes (the main ideas throughout the text/poem - it could be a theme of poverty for example); structure/form (how the text is laid out - like a cyclical structure for example) and language techniques (like metaphors or alliteration - quick tip for alliteration, you can make your writing seem more knowledgeable by using terms like fricative alliteration (alliteration of the f sounds) or sibilance (alliteration of the s sounds))
- It will also help to look at previous analysis that is made - I used glow up your grades youtube channel as it has high level analysis; you could also use a revision guide/seneca/ physics + maths tutor
- I recommend either printing the poem or part of the extract out and using it as a mindmap and writing all analysis around it or write a quote and write your analysis next to it; make sure you're able to fit all the analysis into a single page (otherwise it might get very crowded and feel like you have to learn a lot)
- When you say you end up having analysed nothing, do you mean in terms of the mark scheme? If you do, then I understand how it feels like you haven't analysed anything in relevance to the mark scheme or another source, but remember that there are so many perspectives and analysis you can do - there isn't a set amount of analysis for any text, so as long as you're able to back your point up with the quote, it still counts as an analysis
- For english lang, try annotating on the text and taking a few mins just to find quotes that you find relevant to the questions or underlying theme, the website below talks about how to tackle different questions types, it is very helpful https://mmerevise.co.uk/gcse-english-language-revision/#revision
I hope I helped and good luck!