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Texas A&M Bonfire Disaster

This accident report details the factors that culminated in the well-known Bonfire disaster. When you are finished reading the report, respond below in the quick-write form at the bottom of this page.


Bonfire Collapse Accident Report (.pdf, acrobat reader required)

bonfire collapse student reaction

student climbing collapsed logs

evacuating the injured

firefighters in the rubble


quick-write 5

A quick-write is a writing exercise meant to free your thinking and writing and to get some discourse going about a topic. To do it, think about the Bonfire case, and your reactions to the way it was handled relative to the concepts from the 'conceptualize' submodule. Try to draw parallels between how the events occured, and how similar events have ocurred in your world.

Then open a word-processing document, put your fingers on the keyboard, and write freely, nonstop, for a specific amount of time - about 5 minutes, in this case. Do not censor your thoughts or judge your writing. If you can not think of a precise word or phrase, leave a blank and go on. Whatever you write will not be criticized or graded. The key is to write continuously for 5 minutes, while reflecting on the exercise.

When you have finished writing your quick-write in your word-processing program, spell check, grammar check, save a copy, and then copy and paste your quick-write into the form provided below.







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