- Mon May 04, 2020 1:58 pm
I think you may be misreading the way the RCB analyzes the page 62 reference (“... human lungs, many leading experts asserted, could never deliver sufficient oxygen...”). For that particular example, the RCB states that, "In the beginning of this paragraph, the author apprises us of a widely held belief about the body’s limitations, followed by a more specific attribution of related assertions to many leading experts." The RCB does not mean that the author necessarily shares the widely held belief. Rather, the analysis means to suggest that "some" people have the "widely held belief," and the author is letting us in (apprising us) on that fact. When the RCB says "attribution of related assertions to many leading experts," it similarly means that the author states (attributes) what "many leading experts" believe, without necessarily telling us whether the author shares those beliefs. So, the two examples actually end up being consistent.
If you're reading the page 62 reference to refer to the viewpoint of some (line 3, the wide belief) and of many leading experts (line 5), you've caught exactly what you need to!
I hope this helps clarify!