I had a few students click the FINAL SUBMIT button with a word count >200 and <250 for 2C (Create Task) We looked over the rubric and there doesn't appear to be an official penalty for a word count >200. The AP Instructions also provide a "total" word count of around 700 or so for all parts.
Good news, there total word allowance is less than their total.
I suspect, these word allowances are not checked but keeps most responses the same length.
Thanks for fixing it. Peace