Introduction to Debate
(Beta Version: June 12, 2012)

A Complete

On-Line/Downloadable Course

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All course materials are currently on line and readily accessible from this page. The intent is that anyone interested in the course can review the materials as much as they like before having to decide if they like what they see and whether or not the material is worth the cost. The links on this page take you to a page that links each of the 30+ videos and also allows you to download the full 110 page Course Workbook. Purchasing use of the materials is completely on the honor system.

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Purpose   Click here for an expanded Purpose/Background/Philosophy page.

An introductory course to prepare high school age students for participation in team policy debate.

Basic Overview   Click here for an overview of the course content.

*Approximately 10 hours of video instruction.
*Over 30 lectures for 10 class sessions.    Click here for a page with links to all video.
*Includes classes on government and economics related to debate.
*Weekly course outlines and notes tied to the lecture vidoes.    Click here to download the 110 page Course Workbook.
*Class handounts.
*Homework exercises.   Click here for Selected Reading Assignment Material.
*Sample quizzes.   For Parents and Instructors Only
*Sample debate rounds.

*Full Course Download Page.   Click here for links to .zip files containing all course materials.

About the Instructor

Ray Engel has been teaching and coaching team policy debate for over twelve years. His four oldest children have graduated from high school with 3-6 years each of participation in debate. He has degrees in marine science, physics and civil engineering and works in a private consulting engineering firm. When not working to pay the bills or working on debate he tries to find time to sail his dinghy, play a little tennis or go for a walk around the neighborhood.

Cost    Details & Payment Information                                         Additional Resources. Limited Quantities.

Course Material Accessed On-line and/or Downloaded:      $20/family

Course Material on Data DVDs:      $30/family (includes postage and handling)


The on-line availability of these materials is not guaranteed. On-line access may be limited due to factors beyond the providers control. Materials that are needed at specific times should be downloaded and stored locally in advance.

The provider will endeavor to maintain on-line files for at least 30 days after posting notification of an intent to remove the course material from on-line availability. There is no intent to remove any course material in the foreseeable future. This notice is provided to ensure that users understand that the materials may not be available on-line in perpetuity.

The materials are intended for educational use only. No guarantee is made as to their effectiveness. Potential users are provided with unlimited opportunity to review and evaluate the materials before making a purchase. Purchasers are assumed to have made use of this opportunity and determined the materials are suitable for their purposes.

No refunds. Since unlimited opportunity for review is provided prior to a user making a purchase, users are assumed to have determined they are satisfied with the materials as provided. I am trying to keep this as simple and cost effective as I can for everyone.

The materials are provided as-is for instructional purposes. No additional materials or services, such as tutoring or consulting are provided as part of or in conjunction with the materials.

Beta Version. This course material is substantially complete and ready to use as-is. However, there may be minor errors or glitches in the on-line setup that are in the process of being corrected. Thus, web pages or course material may be updated at any time. If there are any significant changes, a notice will be placed on this page.

Contact   Ray Engel