if answered i would like to know some of the techniques you give that will guarantee me to be well prepared and confident that i can do it.
The reading section is more properly a reading comprehension section. It will test your ability to read a passage, think critically on it, and answer questions about what the passage communicates or argues. It will not be testing whether or not you can read. The English section will test your grammar and syntax. I hope this helps, but you can find practice tests for free online if you'd like to test yourself and see how you'd do if you took the test right now. For any further help, I recommend you buy a practice book or find an ACT prep tutor as it would be difficult to learn the material on your own without help. Good luck!