Yesterday, I went to an outstanding talk by Simon Peyton Jones on how to write a scientific paper. It was directed towards people in CS writing a manuscript for a conference proceedings, but it was still broadly applicable. That got me thinking about other resources on writing research papers and how can we best help students learn to write about their research.
Here is something one of my undergraduate thesis students found and showed me today: a helpful guide to writing abstracts. I am tempted to forward this on to my inorganic lab students, but I shudder to read their lab report abstracts afterwards!