AP style is a writing style that is far different from any other form of writing that I am used to. When I first enrolled in a Journalism course at Cal U, I became instantly familiar with the AP style guide. The book is essentially a bible for any journalism student and I quickly found out it is better to have the guide on hand when in class or when writing a paper or story. In my opinion the most difficult adjustment I had to make when using AP style is the use of capitalization throughout a story or paper. AP style has a set of rules for capitalizing certain words in a story, but they are not the usual changes that are made in any other style of writing. For instance when capitalizing and using months in a news story, it is required to abbreviate months with six or more letters when they are used with a specific date. So January 10th would be written in a news story like this: Jan. 10. There are numerous different rules that are similar to the date and month capitalization because they are unique to AP style.