I would like to know, what are the simplest/starting/basic examples that are typically used to introduce students to how AdS/CFT really works? (not the MAGOO paper, as I am not sure it has concrete examples that a beginning student can work through)
For example, are the PhD. papers of Maldacena used for this purpose? What about the papers on holographic entanglement entropy (like the ones by Faulkner and Hartman and Shinsei Ryyu and Takayanagi)? Or the papers on worldsheet derivation of the duality like http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0703141 (and its predecessors) and http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0205297 and the Gopakumar-Vafa papers of '98?