Thanks to LehrerinSagt for the following:
This is an exploratory exercise intended to force your brain to look at things sideways. One way to solve this type of problem is to first identify whether the answer is a real (English)word. If so, you can begin by rescrambling the letters. Sometimes this fools your brain into recognizing a group or pair of letters, so you can see how the others fall into line.
Hmmm. SNICCEE? no.
Hmmm. ENCE is a common ending. That leaves ICS.
SENCECI? SICENCE? AH!! SCIENCE!
Try this technique with your scrambled letters. We are here to HELP you learn.
Once you catch on to this type of problem, you can have fun creating some scrambled words for friends to solve.