Hi all, I just wanted to get some peoples' opinion on a situation that recently occurred in one of my classes. This past Friday, in my Fluid and Thermal Engineering class, we had our second test of the semester. Our teacher was not there because he was out of town so a TA administered the test instead. I had prepared well for the test and felt as though I could make a good grade. As I worked through the test, the problems I encountered were not too difficult and continued to steadily answer the questions. However, things took a turn for the worse when the TA announced that there were 10 minutes remaining (it is a 50 min lecture period). A collective "Whaa..?" went through the class as well as myself since I was not even close to finishing. I quickly proceeded to answer as many of the remaining questions as possible but still had two out of ten unanswered when the TA called time. I quickly looked over the 2 problems and knew how to go about solving them, but ran out of time. Since each question was 10 points, it means the highest score I could make is ~80, assuming no arithmetic errors on the problems I did complete. At the end of the period, I would say over 75% of the class was still working but a handful of the students had left. I am not sure if that was because they smart and knew the material or if they were slackers and did not know the material. In any event, it seems to me that I was somewhat cheated out of making a good grade. This test was longer than our first test of the semester and we had 5 less minutes to work on it, even though the last test top pretty much the whole period to complete. I just feel as though my grade on the test, if not changed, will not be an accurate reflection of my knowledge on the subject. Instead, it is more about how fast I can look up values on a steam table and punch numbers into my calculator, which I am certain was not the purpose of the test. Like I said earlier, I knew the material but, as a general rule, do not like to rush through tests as it usually increases my likelihood of making careless errors. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to email my professor about it. I am not going to send a whiny email or anything like that but just one that informs him on my thoughts about the test, since he was not there to view it firsthand. Hopefully, he may take it into consideration when he grades them. Anyway, does this seem like a good idea or not?