The Hand_off. Finally, state your willingness to help out with the transition. You don't need to go into great detail (and definitely don't promise anything you can't deliver), but a couple of lines stating that you'll ensure a smooth wrap_up of your duties will show that you're in the game until the very end. Obviously, feel free to adjust this a bit based on your experience and your company culture, then submit it via the typical procedures at your company.
Spot the Signs. According to Alison Green, who writes the blog Ask a Manager, this is common practice for some industries, especially if you're leaving to work for a direct competitor. However, in those situations, you'll likely know it's coming and can prepare accordingly.