INNOVATION CENTERDon’t Be a Serial Citer. Synthesize!Monsivais, Diane B.; Robbins, Leslie K.Author Information About the Authors The authors are faculty at the University of Texas at El Paso School of Nursing, El Paso, Texas. Diane B. Monsivais, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF, is an associate professor and director of the MSN nursing education program. Leslie K. Robbins, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP, ANEF, is an associate professor and assistant dean of graduate education. For more information, contact Dr. Monsivais at firstname.lastname@example.org. The authors have declared no conflict of interest. Online date: December 29, 2018 Nursing Education Perspectives: January/February 2020 - Volume 41 - Issue 1 - p 65-66 doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000419 Buy Metrics Abstract This article describes an interactive teaching-learning strategy titled “Don’t Be a Serial Citer. Synthesize!” The strategy is used during an onsite, face-to-face orientation to help new graduate nursing students overcome the tendency to be “serial citers.” Although the primary purpose is to develop students’ beginning skills at performing synthesis writing, there are important secondary outcomes attached to the experience, including the opportunity for students to be involved in a positive experience during group work and getting to know their classmates. This activity takes approximately two hours to complete. © 2020 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.