There are many things some specific thing is done for and one of the main things that the students have to deal with is the essay writing. Here is a suggestion as to what a student can get out of his or her assignment other than grades. In fact colleges, schools and other academic institutes as well as academic activities are not meant for boredom; they have something extra to be added to the taste of life. You can achieve lots of purposes out of your assignments that you are asked or rather saying more fun way forced to do.
Writing an essay with a view to get through the exams or to get good grades might sound a bit grueling to the students where there sound to be no interest at all. You have to stick to the requirements and the layouts of the formal academic stuff. But, let me make it clear to you that the essays, research papers, term papers and any type of other academic assignments can bring something new to you. You may add experiences and observations of your life to the paper. You have the option to share what specific ideas and views you have about some particular topic.
Now, let me tell you what you may get out of your essay writing assignments very easily and a fun way. Suppose that you are not fine with the disciplinary action policies of your institute and you want to get them modified or there might be a view that these should be scratched out completely to be replaced by those presented by you. You may make suggestions as to what modifications can be made and how to improve the other areas of discipline so that there is a lacking need of using these policies. If you see that there is some sort of discrimination, you may point that out as well.
In the same way, you have the option to raise your voice against some academic discrimination, syllabus, educational policies, non-academic policies and external influence on the college or institute policies, you can easily sort them out in your essays and other useful assignments. There is something that might come with fun is that you may suggest what extracurricular activities should be carried out within the institute and how to carry them out. In addition to all the matters discussed above, you may add whatever you might think fit to be added and you want to throw light on.