I found this great website linked from somewhere a few days or a week ago and already forgot where. But I am teaching organic lab this semester and convinced one of the students to do a little research. As a reward, I am going to buy her, and the whole class, gelly roller pens for keeping their notebooks.
This is a GREAT site that has so much detail on keeping a lab notebook. There is a lot of great stuff in there.
After reading this website, a student will know the basics of how to keep a lab notebook, and be able to explain the reasoning behind it as well.
I am going to require all my lab and research students to read this site.