In the body of your portfolio essay, you can briefly discuss what the reader can expect to find inside. If you write three body paragraphs, the first paragraph can discuss what you felt before going into the class or year, such as your worries, concerns and what you were excited about. The second body paragraph can be about certain things you remember learning or doing throughout the year that stuck out to you, while the third paragraph can be a reflection on what you gained from the course and how you’ve grown because of it. Each of these paragraphs should mention a piece inside your portfolio that’s directly related to the content within the paragraph. For example, if you’re talking about the concerns you had before starting the year, you can mention a piece you’ve included that showcases this, perhaps a letter you wrote to yourself on the first day of school.