Your AP English Literature and Composition Exam has two parts: the multiple choice section, which will take 1 hour and accounts for 45% of your grade, and the free response section, which includes three essays, will take 2 hours, and accounts for 55% of your grade.
I just received an email from the College Board (the company that creates the AP Exam) that the way the multiple choice section is scored is now changing. Here is the relevant quote:
"Beginning with the May 2011 AP Exam administration, total scores on multiple-choice sections will be based on the number of questions answered correctly. Points will no longer be deducted for incorrect answers and, as always, no points will be awarded for unanswered questions. "
This might change your exam taking strategies, encouraging you to guess on multiple choice questions that you're not sure about.