Buying first-ever “study for a standardized exam” book (Word Smart for the GRE by the Princeton Review folks): $13.00
Improving verbal score by 30 points (3 percentage points) over practice test: $0
Improving math score by 120 points using a method I call “not giving a damn”: $0
Learning that I’ve been using the word “prodigal” wrong for at least 10 years: priceless.
There are some things money can’t buy. For the rest, there’s weird irony.