How will academic writing help you in the future?

To produce any research work, you have to make an intellectual effort. The human brain generates new knowledge only in the process of analytical thinking. Therefore, every time a student solves a research problem, he develops his brain and sense of logic. The problem was that they wrote reports for people outside the field, some of whom were not fluent in English, in an academic language that was difficult to understand.

Then, depending on your role, you'll likely also write reports and memos and, perhaps, proposals, PowerPoint presentations, and social media updates. Unless they're suffering a nasty case of writer's block, most people are able to physically put their words on the page.