On AP Bio are points lost for spelling mistakes

<p>I remembered I was going to post this earlier but anyways, on the exam I misspelled glucagon as glucagen, would I lose the point for glucagon or will they realize I meant glucagon.</p>

<p>Tbh, I don't think they're going to catch it.</p>

<p>AP graders mark off for spelling errors only when it's ambiguous what you actually meant. That is not the case here.</p>

<p>I think I made the same error, but I honestly doubt that they count off.</p>

<p>First of all, there is no losing of points in the first place. You only gain points for correct responses. Since the question doesn't ask for proper spelling/grammar, it isn't factored into the rubric. As long as the reader knows what you're trying to say, you are fine.</p>

<p>If you spell glucagon as glycogan, you might be walking on thin ice since it looks like glycogen. But in your case, your specific spelling mistake is not that big of a deal.
If you couldn't even remember the word at all, you could have written, "The word that starts with a 'g' and has a 'g' somewhere in it and is the hormone that raises blood glucose levels by breaking down glycogen." ... and still possibly gotten the point.</p>