AP style and I have a love-hate relationship with one another. My whole life, I have been raised to understand MLA formatting, and then I got to college. As soon as I declared my major as English with a concentration in Journalism, I knew things would change. There is almost absolutely nothing about AP style that is similar to MLA formatting. Once you grasp the hang of AP style though, your life becomes a little easier. Everything you do as a journalist revolves around the AP Style Book. It is like the Bible for journalists. I use it constantly while writing for my classes and the school newspaper. The difference between numbers and abbreviations and titles is very difficult to understand at first. But over the past two years as a journalism major I have grown as a writer and the AP Style Guide has helped me along the way. Anyone else reading a paper written in AP style must look at me and think I'm crazy, and when I try and explain it they never understand.