This article seems very true to me:
Rachel Toor and other writers on these pages have talked about how hard it is to write well, and of course that’s true. Fortunately, the standards of writing in most disciplines are so low that you don’t need to write well. What I have tried to produce below are 10 tips on scholarly nonfiction writing that might help people write less badly.
The article is called, “Ten Tips on How to Write Less Badly” Worth the read (and worth sharing with students), I think.