Spring 2022 Workshops

Online, 50-minute live webinars led by Stanford professor Tom Mullaney addressing key elements of undergraduate studies and research.

Note: You do NOT need to be a Stanford affiliate to sign up. Schedule subject to change.


How to Go to Office Hours (Tuesday, April 5, 2022 @ 12pm PST)

It may seem funny to host a webinar about Office Hours, but you’d be surprised how few students make use of this amazing resource. How often should you go to office hours, and what’s a good reason to go? What should you talk about when you get there? How do Professors and Grad TAs think of Office Hours? Onerous? Fun? Somewhere in between? Let’s demystify Office Hours and help you take advantage of a resource that your tuition dollars have already paid for! (Your professors really do want to meet you.)

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Introduction to Archival Research (Tuesday, April 12, 2022 @ 12pm PST)

Your tuition (and tax dollars) help pay for sometimes world-class collections of rare, one-of-a-kind archival materials. 99% of these are not digitized, so you won’t find them anywhere online. Would you like to learn how to find them and use them? Hint: they lead to more exciting and purposeful research, grant and research opportunities, lifelong mentorship relationships with faculty, and better grades!

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How to Read a Primary Source (Tuesday, April 19, 2022 @ 12pm PST)

You found a primary source. Now what? This quick tutorial will discuss “the first seconds” of encountering a source, and offer up some basic techniques and mindsets. Hint: these techniques have *nothing* to do with “coming up with a thesis” or “coming up with an interesting ‘take'”!

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Keywords: The Art and Science of Searching (Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 12pm PST)

College students are digital natives, so many assume that they’re great at Googling. Wrong. Most people—including (and especially) internet and new media savvy students—are pretty awful at search (sorry to be so blunt). They often use the wrong approaches, or give up way too early in the search process. This quick tutorial will introduce immediately useful techniques to help you “rule the Google search bar.” You’ll find better sources, better materials, and learn how to deepen your research and study.

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First 25 Sign-Ups Eligible to Receive a Free Research How-To Guide. Click here to learn more.

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