I took both AP English classes and tests. I got a 5 on the AP Comp test and a 4 on the AP Lit. test.
Both essays have a multiple choice section and three essays that you have to write. On the AP Comp test, one of the essays will be where you have to write a persuasive essay using given sources and your own experience. Also, for the multiple choice section, there will be no passages on analyzing poetry. For the AP Lit test, the multiple choice section will cover poetry, and one essay will be on poetry. Also, instead of writing an essay using given sources, it'll ask you to write one on a book you read of "High literary merit". It'll be a specific question such as, "Write about a novel that had irony" or, mine was, "Write abouta novel where a minor character was a foil of a major character, and how that added to the work."
I also took AP Calculus and got a 5. I didn't use any books to help but I studied my notes a LOT.