Academic Topics for Timed Writing --
Write about a Picture...
"A picture is worth a 1000 words," so let's start writing in response to a few photos! You can just describe what you see, write a fiction or non-fiction story, or journal in response to the images.
National Geographic's Photo of the Day
BBC's Day in the News Pictures
Kodak's Picture of the Day
Nasa's Image of the Day
BBC's Get Writing offers many free online writing courses.
Commnet Community College's Guide to Grammar and Writing has quizzes and explanations.
Diana Hacker's "A Writer's Reference" features grammar, writing, and research quizzes.
The Educational Testing Service's TOEFL Writing Topics PDF or HTML.
Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) contains articles on many writing topics.