This primarily affects the practice resources available for the free-response section, which has been substantially revised.
Previously, the free-response section had three essay questions: a document-based question, a "continuity and change over time," essay, and a "comparative essay." Now there are only two essay questions: the DBQ, which has a new, substantially revised rubric, and the Long Essay Question (LEQ).
Next we'll go over official, College-Board created resources and how to use them best.
Then we'll present the unofficial resources out there.
It's important to note, however, that there are two main categories of practice resources available: official College Board practice resources and unofficial resources.
Official College Board resources are the most similar to the actual AP test.
However, you could cobble one together by supplementing the practice questions from the current AP Course and Exam Description with additional multiple-choice questions from the 2011 AP Course and Exam Description (you'll need to use 26 of 30 to make it to the requisite 55).
If you decide to do that to get the full exam experience, follow the section timing as laid out here (105 minutes for section I, and 90 minutes for section II).
But don’t, for example, take every single test on ancient Greece when you first learn about it in August or September – save some for when you study in March and April so you can review (we have ten different quiz sources so you should have more than enough to practice with! For all multiple-choice questions, remember to practice process of elimination (eliminating answers you know are definitely wrong).
Especially if you use the textbook websites, the questions could have a high level of specificity, and you’ll have to break them down by eliminating wrong answers.