You will need to narrow or broaden your research question to make sure you have enough supporting information to write an essay that fits with the requirements. Make sure you understand the assignment's guidelines and talk to your professor if you are unsure!
Example of applying these strategies to the topic of creative accounting and narrowing it down to something more manageable:
Now: What is the impact of creative accounting practices on manufacturing firm growth in the USA?
Once you start testing your research question, you might find that you narrowed it down too much. If that’s the case, you can use opposite strategies or remove one component to broaden it.
Example of broadening the research question above:
How do creative accounting practices impact firm growth over a 10 year period? (Removed: USA and manufacturing, Added: time period)
Let your research question evolve naturally as you research.