As someone supervising postgrad students, I wonder what is the best way to train these students to write high-quality research papers?
The best way seems to be through coauthorship but ...
On the one hand I can be hands-off and rather give them feedback as best as I can but let them do most of the work themselves, sort of like a "sink or swim" strategy.
On the other hand I can be hands-on and rewrite the paper (or large parts of it) and hope that they learn from the example I give.
On the one hand I want them to learn to write papers without me some day and I want them to learn as quickly as possible to take load off me.
On the other hand I want us to publish in the best place possible with as little stress as possible.
On the one hand I want them to see the peer review comments from what they themselves have written.
On the other hand I do not want them to be discouraged by the peer review system early on and do not want to submit papers I know we could have written better.
On the one hand I want them to get confidence by being published and presenting work at good venues.
On the other hand I wonder if they need to get there themselves to get that confidence boost.
At the moment I'm very hands on. There's a few factors for this: I don't like submitting papers that are not up to a certain standard, I'm a native English speaker in a non-English speaking country with non-native speaking students, publications are a high priority for me, etc.
But recently a friend/colleague warned me that I should not be so hands-on with the writing of the papers of my students. He pointed to recently graduated researchers in my area that published good work as students but who struggled after leaving their PhD supervisor saying their supervisor did them no favours in the long term ... that by being so hands on, while the students have success getting published and so forth with me, I'm not really doing the most important thing a good supervisor should do: making myself obsolete.
My question is how to train students to write good research papers and in what ways can I balance being hands-on and hands-off?
I'm also interested in methods not directly involving coauthorship.