I have an Psych professor who likes to give essays instead of exams. His final exam is an essay that is supposed to encompass all we learned this semester. He gave us a checklist of what it should cover. The only problem is, I don't know where to start. The checkpoints could all easily be separate essays, and I don't know how to combine them in a thesis statement without just resorting to "In this course, we learned..."
How do you create a thesis statement and focus an essay that has an enormously large scope?