I am writing my thesis. How do I get rid of plagiarized parts? How do I make sure that all my references are correct?

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    To get rid of plagiarist parts: Delete thesis and start over, writing everything yourself this time. – Tobias Kildetoft May 27 '15 at 13:23
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    The easiest way is to not plagiarize at all to begin with. Every sentence that goes into the draft thesis should either be your own words or in quote marks, with a reference. Every idea should either be your own idea, or referenced. – Patricia Shanahan May 27 '15 at 13:23
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    Please clarify what you mean by "plagiarist parts". Are you saying you plagiarized parts of your thesis (in which case, rewrite them from scratch) or are you just asking for ways to avoid plagiarism as you write new material? – Nate Eldredge May 27 '15 at 13:38
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    +1. If there is Best Question of 2015 nomination, this will be in my top 5. – Penguin_Knight May 27 '15 at 15:11
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    Is it really "unclear what you're asking"? I mean, it is a superbly awkward question, but I don't find it particularly unclear. – xLeitix May 27 '15 at 15:49

If you think/know that parts of your thesis are plagiates you and/or your supervisors seem to have failed. You'll have to do as Tobias Kildetoft suggests in the comments, and rewrite those parts from scratch in your own words.

To check if your references are correct: read them.

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